RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – A former law enforcement official has pleaded guilty to beating a handcuffed suspect that was obeying officers.
Kirby Dollar, 38, now faces up to four years and nine months behind bars. In a plea deal, Dollar agreed to take the witness stand during the trial of his co-defendant Timothy Watford.
Watford could face up to ten years in prison because he is charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law.
According to the Ledger-Enquirer, Dollar has already said the suspect, Patrick Harrington "did not say or do anything to provoke the assault," and also said he was lying on the ground handcuffed during the beating.
Russell County Sheriff's deputies Dollar and Watford along with Phenix City Police Officer Rachael Hauser have been under investigation since the alleged assault on Harrington.
Harrington had been picked up on charges in Lee County by a bounty hunter.
When the deputies got the call to pick him up, they admit they had been drinking alcohol, but went and got him anyway.
That's when the alleged attack occurred.