FORT SMITH, Ark. — An Arkansas sheriff pleaded no longer responsible Tuesday to costs of assaulting three of us in his custody.
Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen turned into once indicted on three counts of deprivation of rights under coloration of law. Boen pleaded no longer responsible previous to a federal hang.
The indictment alleges Boen veteran unreasonable pressure to punish pretrial detainees on three separate situations. It accuses Boen of punching one detainee extra than one situations within the head and body on Sept. 14, 2017, when the detainee turned into once handcuffed and shackled within the wait on of a police car.
On Nov. 21, 2018, Boen pushed a detainee onto the floor and grabbed his hair or beard throughout an interrogation, the indictment alleges. On Dec. 3, 2018, he’s accused of striking extra than one situations a detainee who turned into once shackled to a bench within Franklin County reformatory and no longer resisting.
If convicted, Boen faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in reformatory and a beautiful of up to $250,000.
An lawyer for Boen talked about he did not web observation on the case. A trial turned into once feature for Feb. 3.