Ex-deputy, officer testify against sheriff

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A former deputy and a city police officer have testified against a south-central Kentucky sheriff who is accused of using excessive force during an arrest.

Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton, deputy Aaron Bennett and Barren-Edmonson Drug Task Force detective Eric Guffey are charged with deprivation of rights under color of law, making false statements to federal investigators and witness tampering among other counts in connection to the 2010 arrest of Billy Randall Stinnett in Barren County.

The law enforcement officers have denied wrongdoing.

The Glasgow Daily Times reports defense attorneys questioned whether jurors could trust testimony from former deputy Adam Minor and Glasgow Police Officer Jessie Barton. They pointed out on Wednesday that both men have changed their stories about what happened.

Both previously denied excessive force was used.


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