Harrison County deputy put on administrative leave

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy caught on camera pushing an inmate inside a transport van has been put on administrative leave.

Sheriff Troy Peterson tells News 25 the deputy will remain on leave while the department investigates the circumstances and is pending a disciplinary hearing. There is video a mother told her son to begin filming when she saw the inmate’s head being slammed against the vehicle.

Sheriff Peterson says the investigation is being handled immediately and is expected to be completed sometime this week.

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