Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jail deputy accused of roughing up inmate

Last Update: 2/04 12:22 pm

TAMPA, FL -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office had to investigate one of their own and what they found led to a week suspension without pay for a detention deputy.

Deputy Milton Fassett will serve a one week suspension without pay after the internal affairs department of the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office investigated a case of excessive force.

In a release to the media, the female inmate who is housed in the Orient Road Jail refused to obey Deputy Fassett's commands and cooperate during a relocation. She was being moved for acting up and became uncooperative with the deputy. Fassett had to use force to control the inmate.

No complaint was filed on the inmate's behalf but a routine internal administrative review requested an additional review.

After the extensive review which also used the video surveillance, investigators recommended a five day suspension for Deputy Fassett and receive extra training. While the investigation was underway, Fassett was not allowed to have any contact with inmates.

No comments: