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A dozen cases dismissed after former sheriff’s deputy indicted

Posted at 8:48 PM, May 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-29 20:48:33-04

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. -- A former sheriff's deputy's in-car camera is shedding light on really during a traffic stop in June of last year.

Sources said deputy Michael Green pulled over his estranged girlfriend, pulled her out of her car and while on top of her, used his mace.

"In reviewing the evidence of what was supposed to be the case against her, we see it is much more of a case against him," Dinwiddie Commonwealth's Attorney Ann Cabell Baskerville said.

Green lost his job and last week was indicted by a grand jury on felony malicious wounding with a caustic substance.

"He could be facing five to 30 years in prison for this particular charge," said Todd Stone, a legal analyst for WTVR CBS 6.

Baskerville said that because of what has happened, all the cases involving Green will not go through the Dinwiddie Court System.

"Any case involving him where he would be a necessary witness, was dropped for two reasons.  One we can't rely on testimony by him when we have questions about his integrity and two, is just a question of legitimacy," Baskerville said.

Green is also facing a civil lawsuit  filed in April after a similar incident, according to the complaint. That suit is seeking $1.3 million in damages after the victim was ended up with two broken ribs after the traffic stop.

Green was arrested Thursday and is being held without bond.