N.C. deputy punished for using 'unintentional' force in arrest


By Kristen Kridel
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- The Sheriff's Office said that a deputy used "unintentional" excessive force when he put a man accused of domestic violence and resisting without violence in a chokehold.

As a punishment, Deputy First Class Christopher Kearney will receive counseling and complete retraining in the proper use of force and compliance techniques, according to a Charlotte County Sheriff's Office internal affairs report released Friday.

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