UPDATE: Release from Grundy County Clint Shrum on the indictment against his Chief Deputy and his son.
“Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum acknowledged that Chief Deputy Tony Bean and Sgt. T.J. Bean have been indicted by the federal grand jury on claims of excessive force.
The investigation into the alleged incident as been ongoing for nearly a year. The Sheriff’s Office has cooperated with the Department of Justice through the investigation and will continue to do so. This is certainly not the outcome we expected. Currently, I am considering my options regarding their employment status within the agency.”
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A Federal Grand Jury in Chattanooga has indicted two Grundy County officers, including the Chief Deputy.
59 year old Tony Bean and 29 year old Sgt. T.J. Bean face charges of using excessive force against suspects who had been arrested.
The indictment claims the deputies assaulted and injured a suspect in December of 2017.
The indictment also accuses Tony Bean of assaulting another arrestee in August of 2014 while he was the Tracy City Chief of Police.
The FBI investigated the cases.