Off-duty Storey Co. firefighter files excessive force lawsuit over his arrest

An off-duty Storey County firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the Lyon County Sheriff’s office. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Ryan Brandon, through an attorney, claims three sheriff’s deputies used excessive force when they tackled and beat him during his arrest at the 2019 Night in the Country music festival in Yerington. Brandon claims he suffered significant hearing loss and a broken rib as well as a concussion during his arrest. A charge of resisting arrest was ultimately dropped.