Chris Stewart (football)

Lawyers: Officials conspired to hide info about arrest

Desmond Marrow rejoiced when the officer he said choked him during an arrest was fired soon after a video of the encounter went viral. But now his lawyers say police and elected officials initially tried to cover up any wrongdoing.

Henry County police arrested Marrow on Dec. 2 while responding to reports of a road rage situation. After video of the arrest circulated widely online in April, lawyers for Marrow called for the officers involved to be fired and for criminal charges against Marrow to be dropped.

In the one-minute video clip, officers can be seen forcefully taking a handcuffed Marrow to the ground by sweeping his legs out from under him as he yells, "I'm not...