Sheriff's Office releases body cam footage in contested arrest of local man

A citizen’s claims of excessive use of force by a Greenlee County Sheriff’s deputy have been contested by the Sheriff's Office through the release of body camera footage of the incident.

In a letter to the editor delivered to the Copper Era, the 78 year old Dennis O'Flattery described the incident as a violent encounter with member of the Greenlee County Sheriff's Department resulting from a conflict between an acquaintance and himself.

Sheriff Tim Sumner is currently looking at a contentious race for office in 2020 with three other candidates vying for the position, including former Sheriff Larry Avila and Sumner's former Chief Deputy Eric Ellison.

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Tags: body cam footage in contested arrest of local man

Location: Greenlee County Sheriff's Office