Sheriff comments on excessive force at the Hamilton County jail

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) — Channel 3 has obtained security footage from September, which shows officers slamming 55-year-old Stephen Minney against a desk at the Hamilton County jail during booking.

Minney was there after being arrested outside a hospital, yelling at people while drunk. Minney complained, which later lead to an investigation.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond says, “We have a lot of standards we have to follow when we deal with inmates in the jail, not only for their well-being, but for the safety of my staff.”


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