- Associated Press - Thursday, January 12, 2017

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A former Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy has been jailed amid an investigation into allegations that he used excessive force.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/2igoO9a ) that 40-year-old Scott Thorne, of Walnut Creek, turned himself in at the Sonoma County jail early Wednesday on suspicion of felony assault by an officer. He is set to be arraigned Jan. 17.

The sheriff’s department launched an internal investigation after the Sept. 24 incident of a 37-year-old Marine Corps veteran and former law enforcement officer for resisting officers.

Officials say Thorne shocked the suspect with a stun gun and beat him with a baton while attempting to arrest the man. The department reviewed body camera recordings that raised some concerns about Thorne’s actions.

Thorne resigned shortly after the investigation was opened.

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Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, https://www.pressdemocrat.com

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