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This video is hard to watch. It shows a group of Cheatham County, TN Sheriff’s Deputies restraining a teenager in a chair and shocking him repeatedly with a stun gun.
The teenager has filed an excessive force lawsuit against the department.
Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove issued a statement:
As Sheriff, I want our citizens to know that any inappropriate behaviour that may have violated an individual’s rights will not be tolerated.
I have placed the employees involved on administrative leave while the investigation is conducted. We will work closely and cooperatively with the TBI and District Attorney’s Office to ensure all facts are provided and all angles of this incident are thoroughly investigated.
Lots of angles to be investigated here.