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This screenshot from a body camera video shows Laramie County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Gillott using a stun gun on Devin Bryant during an incident in January 2020. Bryant is suing Deputy Gillott, as well as Deputy Ryan Lee, and claims the incident violated his Fourth Amendment rights.

CHEYENNE – A local man is suing two Laramie County Sheriff’s deputies for their actions during a January 2020 welfare check that ended in the man and his mother being stunned and arrested.

In the civil suit, Devin Bryant of Cheyenne alleges that Deputies Jason Gillott and Ryan Lee violated his Fourth Amendment rights and acted negligently when they “violently ripped Mr. Bryant out of his home and stunned Mr. Bryant and his mother without legal justification.” Gillott and Lee had been prompted to check on Bryant after his estranged wife called the department about an email Bryant sent saying he had cut himself.

Hannah Black is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s criminal justice reporter. She can be reached at hblack@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3128. Follow her on Twitter at @hannahcblack.

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