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Texas man sues GOP lawmaker and husband over months of workplace Tasings

By Arturo Garcia
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 15:08 EDT
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Texas man sues GOP lawmaker and her husband for workplace tazings [KHOU-TV]
 
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A 45-year-old Texas man is suing a Republican state lawmaker and her husband over what he calls months of attacks with a Taser while working for them that left him paranoid in his private life.

“I was constantly looking behind my shoulder, distracted, couldn’t sleep,” Bradley Jones told KHOU-TV. “I would even look behind my shower curtain at home.”

KHOU reported on Tuesday that Jones has filed a civil suit against state Rep. Patricia Harless (R) and her husband, Sam Harless. The couple owns Fred Fincher Motors, where Jones has worked since 2009.

But Jones’ suit argues that Sam Harless provided other employees with a Taser and would film them sneaking up behind him and using the Taser on him in a series of incidents over the past nine months. The videos were posted online at one point, but have been taken down.

Jones’ lawsuit accuses the couple, as well as two other employees, with assault and battery, and of failure to provide a safe workplace. He told KHOU that he did not quit at the time because he was trying to save up enough money to buy a home.

“I’m just happy that I’m an American and I’m in a country where the justice system works,” Sam Harless told KHOU. “This is a frivolous lawsuit. Once the facts come out, it will be thrown out.”

Watch KHOU’s report, aired Tuesday, below.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
 
 
 
 
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