Bull Shoals police chief indicted in federal court
HARRISON, Ark. (AP) - The chief of the Bull Shoals Police Department has been indicted on a charge accusing him of using excessive force during the arrest of a resident.
U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge announced Friday that Daniel Sutterfield was charged with one count of deprivation of rights for allegedly using excessive force by kicking, stomping and using a stun gun on a resident who was under arrest. Eldridge says Sutterfield also struck the resident with the butt of a shotgun after the resident was handcuffed.
If convicted, Sutterfield faces up to 10 years in prison for the excessive force charge.
Sutterfield's federal public defender did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Friday morning.
Federal prosecutors say the case is still being investigated by the FBI.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.