Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade said he has asked the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigations to look into two reported assaults on Nov. 27.
According to the sheriff, about 5 p.m., an inmate assaulted a corrections officer in the Calhoun County Detention Center. After that assault, it’s reported a corrections officer assaulted the inmate after he was pepper sprayed and handcuffed. The same officer then assaulted one of his fellow officers, according to Wade.
“This behavior is inconsistent with our training and policy,” Wade said in a press release. “I have the utmost faith in our corrections officers. However, I will not tolerate or allow an officer to act in such a manner.”
“To keep public trust and ensure fairness, I have asked the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (SBI) to conduct the investigation,” he said.
The officers have been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is completed.
Wade said the neither the officers’ or inmate’s names will be released until the investigation is complete.