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Grand jury doesn't indict 2 former police officers

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Officer Adam Cooley, from left, Officer Sean Emmer / Chattanooga Police Department Officer Adam Cooley, from left, Officer Sean Emmer / Chattanooga Police Department

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A Hamilton County grand jury has declined to indict two former Chattanooga Police officers who were fired over injuries to a man they arrested.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/THoTi7 ) reported the investigative panel issued a "no true bill" last week in the cases against Sean Emmer and Adam Cooley.

Both men were fired from the police force after federal inmate Adam Tatum received severe injuries to his legs, including a compound fracture, in the July incident.

Tatum had a knife, but it was taken away from him early in the struggle with officers. Police used a stun device and a chemical spray on Tatum, but neither had much effect.

Evidence against Emmer and Cooley included surveillance video from the center, which showed both officers continuing to strike Tatum.

 

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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