ORLANDO, Florida (WESH) – A former Florida deputy sheriff has been charged with violating the rights of a suspect by excessive force.
Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that Jesse Terrell was indicted by a federal grand jury.
The indictment says that 33-year-old Terrell hit and kicked the unidentified suspect in the head, neck and shoulders in August 2014.
Four other deputies involved in the confrontation resigned from the force. Two of the deputies have pleaded guilty and are cooperating with authorities.