Suspect says he was beaten by police at Eugene jail

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Eugene police say a probationary police officer is no longer with the department, and the lawyer for a man arrested on drunken driving and other charges has given the city notice of intent to sue over "significant injuries" caused by a beating at the jail.
   
Police Chief Pete Kerns acknowledged in a statement to The Register-Guard newspaper that Shaymond Michelson sustained injuries when Officer Charles Caruso used force while arresting him on the night of Sept. 13.
   
The department cut ties with Caruso in December and prosecutors are reviewing what happened that night at the jail to decide whether the former officer should be charged.
   
Caruso declined comment when contacted by the newspaper. He said he has hired an attorney to represent him, but did not identify the lawyer.
   
Michelson's lawyer informed the city last month of his client's intent to file a personal injury lawsuit.