TAMPA, Fla. – A Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy has resigned and another was fired over the dumping of a wheelchair-bound inmate onto the floor.
According to an internal affairs report released Tuesday, another six deputies have been suspended without pay or reprimanded for not intervening back in January.
Orient Road Jail surveillance footage showed veteran deputy Charlette Marshall-Jones dumping Brian Sterner out of his wheelchair and searching him on the floor after he was brought in on a warrant after a traffic violation. Sterner is a quadriplegic.
The report says the deputies failed to intervene, document what happened or tell supervisors about the incident.