UPDATE: Two Grundy County sheriff’s officers charged with federal civil rights offenses, placed on leave
UPDATE: Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum has placed Chief Deputy Tony Bean and Sgt. Anthony Bean on suspended leave with pay pending the outcome of the Department of Justice investigation and court proceedings.
Both officers were indicted on July 24th and are scheduled to appear before a federal judge on Monday, July 29th in Chattanooga.
PREVIOUS STORY: Grundy County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy, 59-year-old Anthony "Tony" Bean and Sergeant 29-year-old Anthony "T.J." Bean have been indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for using excessive force.
The indictment says both "Tony" Bean (pictured left) and "T.J." Bean (pictured middle) were charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 242 for using unreasonable force when they assaulted and injured an arrestee in December of 2017.
Court records say "Tony" Bean while serving as Chief of Police with the Tracy City Police Department, is also charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 242 in another incident for using unreasonable force when he assaulted and injured an arrestee in August of 2014.
We will continue to update this story as we receive more information.