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Sheriff expresses disgust in wheelchair incident

Last Edited: Friday, 15 Feb 2008, 12:41 PM EST
Created: Friday, 15 Feb 2008, 10:54 AM EST

TAMPA - Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee spoke to the media Friday about the incident where a deputy threw a quadriplegic prisoner from his wheelchair.

"We're horrified, disgusted, and I'd say disappointed. I donít think I can adequately express my professional, personal disappointment in how that transpired," Gee said.

Gee said he was hoping to meet with 32-year-old Brian Sterner, who was shown in a videotape, being pushed out of his chair by deputy Charlotte Marshall Jones.

He said investigators needed to do a victim-witness interview with Sterner.

Gee said he had seen the tape, and couldnít fathom an explanation.

"After reviewing this, there was no way you could explain why something like this happened. It was so out of the norm for what we do every day," Gee said.


Added: Feb-15-2008 
By: Swooper
Tags: deputy, disabled, did, not, believe, man, wheelchair, tampa, hillsborough county, dumped,
Location: Tampa, Florida, United States (load item map)
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