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Man sues Albany Dollar General after being detained by employee, put on life support | News – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia 2021-12-07 19:25:00 –

Albany, Georgia (CBS46) —Michael King’s lawyer, who lives in Albany, has filed a proceeding against Dollar General Corporation for what they say they left King in the hospital to sustain life.

In late October, King was accused of trying to steal about $ 46 of household items from Albany’s discount store. The proceedings allege that an employee sat on the King and detained him, choking him when the man repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe.

King was injured and was sent to the hospital after being trapped under a man for at least 9 minutes.

“He had to be sedated,” said lawyer Daedra Fenwick. “He had been on mechanical ventilation for nine days. He suffered from lung collapse, lung puncture, and liver damage.”

The incident lasted for nine minutes while the store manager looked at the store door and closed it.

King’s lawyer L. Kristen Stewart says his company is suing Dollar General and two employees for gross negligence and punitive damages.

“This was crazy,” Stewart said. “The scream of breathlessness is a reminder of what I heard with George Floyd, which had disastrous consequences.”

The manager of Albany Dollar General was appointed in a lawsuit allegedly closing the store door during the incident.

“Witnesses can see the manager locking the door and saying that no one was able to enter,” Stewart said. “You didn’t order Mr. Harbury from Mr. King, seeing other employees and managers walking by and watching. That’s why Dollar General is completely responsible.” He added.

The legal team says Harvey is still unable to walk after the incident that occurred in late October.

“This is clearly a bad store policy, rather than telling you to put an item down, put it down, and talk to it,” Stewart exclaimed.

CSB46 contacted Dollar General by phone and email Tuesday afternoon, but did not immediately get an answer to the proceedings.



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