A veteran Florida sheriff's deputy is in hot water after she was caught on video dumping a quadriplegic man out of his wheelchair while he was being booked on Jan. 29, MyFOXTampaBay.com reported.
The video shows Brian Sterner, 32, out of his wheelchair and on the floor while Deputy Charlotte Marshall Jones is booking him into the Hillsborough County Jail, the Web site reported.
"The best I could do is offer him our apologies," Chief Deputy Jose Docobo told MyFOXTampaBay.com. "There's no excuse. This is indefensible. To the extent that we can make it right for this gentleman, we'll attempt to do so."
Records show Sterner was arrested on charges of fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer from an incident on Oct. 25.
Jones, who has been with the sheriff's department since 1986, has been suspended without pay, according to the report. Supervisors who were there at the time of the incident have been suspended with pay.