Florida Carry has filed a lawsuit over the arrest of a concealed carry holder by Citrus County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputies at a vehicle stop in 2009.
The group filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Friday naming three deputies and Citrus County over the stop and arrest of Joel Smith and his wife. The dash-cam video of the stop went viral at the time.
Deputy Andy Cox observed Smith's concealed firearm as he reached into his van to retrieve his license and registration. Deputy Cox ordered Smith to the ground and eventually arrested him for open carry of a firearm. The charge was later dropped, as was a complaint against the deputy, reports the Herald-Tribune.