A deputy from the Clay County Sheriff's Department was caught on videotape punching and kicking a handcuffed drunken-driving suspect, Sheriff Paul Vescovo confirmed today.
Kearney police assisted in the chase and a video camera in a Kearney patrol car recorded the incident, he said.
The incident occurred Aug. 16, 2005, and followed a high-speed chase, according to state records and Vescovo.
A camera in the deputy's car also recorded the incident, but that portion was later erased, the sheriff said.
Internal investigations and administrative disciplinary hearings have been ongoing since, according to county and state officials.
However, no criminal investigations have been conducted or charges filed, officials said.
The deputy, a four-year veteran of the department, resigned on Oct. 7, 2005, Vescovo said. The resignation followed an internal investigation triggered becau
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