Columbus NAACP to hold press conference on MCSD response on former inmate assault

NAACP hosts press conference

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Columbus chapter of the NAACP is expected to hold a press conference calling for the termination and arrests of a current and former Muscogee County Sheriff's deputy.

Chris Russell, a former inmate of the Muscogee County Jail, says he was "brutally attacked" by two Muscogee County deputies in July 2013.

After the incident, Russell says he was treated and medically cleared by the clinic, then later released from the jail.

Now the NAACP is calling for the arrest of both deputies.

The sheriff's office says back in 2013, one deputy was suspended for three days without pay after a formal investigation determined the deputy did, in fact, violate policy.

According to documents, another deputy was fired shortly after the incident for unrelated reasons.

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