The incident came to light when the female inmate reportedly failed to comply with instructions, prompting the deputies to allegedly use excessive force. They are charged with violation of oath by a public official, aggravated assault, and battery.
Muscogee County Sheriff Greg Countryman expressed his strong condemnation of the alleged actions, stating, “This type of criminal behavior is absolutely unacceptable.” Sheriff Countryman further asserted their commitment to collaboration with federal and local partners in addressing the case, though the Facebook post did not provide additional details, such as the number of alleged child victims or their origins. Sheriff Countryman emphasized that the case remains under investigation, and more criminal charges are pending.
In the wake of these incidents involving Georgia law enforcement officers facing allegations of excessive force and corrupt behavior, concerns about accountability, transparency, and the need for systemic reforms within the state’s law enforcement agencies have come to the forefront.
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Source: Black Enterprise