Mardam man sues sheriff, deputy over taped beating

A Mardam man is suing a sheriff and deputy over a videotaped beating by law enforcement officers. Lawyers for Kyron Hinton filed the lawsuit Monday in Wake County arguing his rights were violated during the April 3 beating. The episode resulted in criminal charges against Wake County Master Deputy Cameron Broadwell and two former state troopers. Hinton also filed suit against the state Highway Patrol.

Monday’s lawsuit said Hinton suffered bite wounds from a law enforcement canine handled by Broadwell, along with injuries from being hit by officers. The lawsuit argues that Broadwell’s use of the dog escalated the beating. A lawyer for Broadwell didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment late Monday.

A spokesman for Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison, also named as a defendant, declined comment.