Deputy Jeffrey Schulz filed a lawsuit in June, three months after David “Dean” Goss was sentenced to serve four years in prison.
An El Paso County jury convicted Goss, 55, on six of seven counts at his March trial. He was accused of knocking Schulz to the ground on June 16, 2011 and beating him with the deputy’s handheld radio.
The fight reportedly ended when Schulz’s gun discharged and hit Goss in the abdomen. Goss later recovered from his wounds.
Schulz, a 12-year veteran, testified at trial that Goss grew belligerent and lunged at him when the deputy responded to his property after a woman called 911 and reported that Goss behaved aggressively toward her and her friends when they inadvertently trespassed on his land while searching for a competing sod farm.
Attorneys for Goss tried to persuade the jury that Schulz concocted details of the fight to conceal an unnecessary use of force.
The lawsuit, filed by the Gasper Law Group of Colorado Springs, says Schulz suffered “disability and physical impairment” and requires ongoing care for injuries to his head, neck and back.
The suit also cites “mental anguish,” embarrassment and loss of income.