Miles Evora was pulled over and tased by police with no reason and was imprisoned after police faked evidence in Tallahassee, Florida.
Evora was pulled over by deputies after rolling through a stop sign on December 18, 2018. Evora contends that he did not roll through the sign. Police say one of the deputies noted Evora seemed nervous, spurring him to request consent to search the vehicle. In the car the deputy found what he believed to be crack cocaine.
After that, two officers grabbed his hands and took him down. They tased him and other deputy kneed him, bruised his ribs, and punched him in the face. Evora was taken to a hospital and then brought into a jail. The field test kit came back with positive results for cocaine after Evora was in custody on scene. However, eight months later a test by FDLE showed the substance was sugar.
In May 2021 Evora has sued Leon County Sheriff’s Office and an individual deputy. The lawsuit includes counts of false arrest or imprisonment, malicious prosecution, negligence, negligent training, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and battery.
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“I like to eat Danishes, in the morning time — well, not anymore. But, when he showed that to me, I knew it was icing off a Danish. But I couldn’t prove it at the time,” Evora said.
“I asked why he wanted to search it and he said ‘Well you seem pretty nervous,’” Evora explained. “And I was nervous because I knew I didn’t run the stop sign.”
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