The corrections officer slammed the DUI suspect's head against the wall for making a spitting sound as he tried to clear his throat. He was knocked unconscious and his head was bloodied. In an unusual turn of events the officer was actually arrested and jailed for 13 minutes until he could make bail. He is on unpaid leave. The incident occurred in Marion County, Florida.
The Marion County Sheriff is not pleased with the publicity and the criminal case will go forward.
'Employees of the Marion County Sheriff's Office are expected, and required, to maintain the highest level of integrity and accountability in our dealings with the public - including inmates incarcerated in the Marion County Jail,' a statement noted.