ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A Covington-area man filed a lawsuit against the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office claiming deputies fractured his skull.
John Sims claimed the incident happened during a beating last year at the parish jail.
He also claimed the sheriff's office denied him proper medical attention.
He notes the incident happened the same day the jail's longtime medical director submitted a resignation letter.
The sheriff's office insists deputies acted appropriately in handling what it described as a "dangerous situation."
They issued the following statement: