- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputy is under investigation amid allegations that used excessive force against an inmate.

Sheriff Jeff Easter said Wednesday the deputy faces accusations of excessive force in his handling of an inmate in the Sumner County Jail in Wellington on Monday. Easter says the incident is alleged to have occurred when prisoners were being loaded for transport to Wichita.

Sumner County Sheriff Darren Chambers said in a statement that Sumner County Jail staff saw what they felt was “excessive force.”

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office says the inmate wasn’t injured.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://j.mp/2au1WMr) that the case is being investigated by Sumner County and will be presented to the Sumner County attorney, who’ll decide if charges will be filed.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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