Ex-NFL player Desmond Marrow reaches 'record amount' settlement in lawsuit over violent 2017 arrest

Jan 12, 2022

A former NFL player who was choked by a Henry County police officer during a December 2017 arrest has reached a financial settlement with the county, his attorneys said Wednesday.

An officer choked Desmond Marrow while he was in handcuffs following an alleged road-rage incident. Then-officer David Rose was initially cleared after an internal investigation that was closed within five days of Marrow’s arrest, but when cellphone video surfaced in April 2018, Henry police reversed course and fired Rose.

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution