A Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office employee accused of using excessive force against an inmate has been fired

A Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office employee accused of using excessive force against an inmate has been fired

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. — A Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office employee accused of using excessive force against an inmate has been fired.

Brandon Ross Ramsey, 29, of Johnson City was indicted by a grand jury on charges of official misconduct and assault. Ramsey turned himself into authorities on September 15.

According to the Washington County, TN Chief Deputy Leighta Laitinen, an internal investigation began "after officers on duty witnessed an incident and reported to jail supervision." The findings determined Ramsey "violated departmental policy and he was subsequently terminated." The investigation was then turned over to the district attorney's office.

Ramsey was released on a $3,000 bond. His arraignment is scheduled for November 29.
A Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office employee accused of using excessive force against an inmate has been fired
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