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January 26, 2012
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Tenn. deputies resign after inmate pepper-sprayed

Records indicate inmate was resisting officers and even spitting at them

By Jim Balloch
News Sentinel

MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. — A Monroe County jail inmate, while restrained in a chair, was pepper-sprayed in the face by two sheriff's deputies last week, the News Sentinel has learned. The incident led to Monroe County Sheriff Bill Bivens' decision to accept the officers' resignations.


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