TBI investigating excessive force claim involving a Sullivan Co. inmate

TBI investigating excessive force claim involving a Sullivan Co. inmate (Image 1)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a complaint of excessive force after a Sullivan County inmate suffered an apparent broken nose and possible other injuries while in custody, according to District Attorney Barry Staubus.

Staubus confirms he asked the TBI to investigate the situation at the request of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.

He says that investigation is in its early stages.

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