Veteran's Wife Alleges Cops Assaulted Him At An Ole Miss-LSU Game


A Mississippi woman is claiming that cops used unnecessary force on her husband while arresting him at Saturday's Ole Miss-LSU game, leaving him with a concussion and fractures to his orbital wall. She additionally alleges that he never received medical attention for his injuries. 

"YOU ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW. THIS IS NOT OK," Holly Barnes wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. "Please help us get justice by calling out this police officer!"

According to Barnes, her husband, Chris Barnes, is a two-time veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard. She posted a video along with her Facebook post that appears to show the moment her husband was arrested by police at the stadium.

While the entirety of the incident cannot be seen in the video,  Chris can be seen face to face with the cop. After a few moments, there appears to be an altercation, although the details of the scene are not entirely apparent. 

My husband, a two time Veteran of the US Army National Guard, was wrongfully assaulted on campus during the Ole Miss vs...

Posted by Holly Barnes on Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lisa Kent Thompson, who says she is Chris' mother-in-law, posted the picture of him and the injuries he claims to have sustained during this police interaction. 

I am furious!! 󾌽󾌽󾌽This is my son in law that was assaulted at the Ole Miss / Lsu game!!! Please share and help us find...

Posted by Lisa Kent Thompson on Sunday, November 22, 2015

The University Police has said that they are looking into the matter. "The officers involved are not officers with the University Police Department, but are certified officers from other jurisdictions hired to work security at home football games," Ole Miss Police said in a Facebook post on Sunday morning.


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