14 May 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tommy Jones, Sheriff
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Media Contact: Deputy Rick Lavoie, PIO email@example.com
Jail Altercation Video
On May 13, 2021, at around 3pm, a female subject who was visiting an inmate brought to Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones' attention a video on social media, recorded in 2017.
"Upon viewing the video, I saw four Correctional Officers in the former Monroe County jail. One of the Officers was in a verbal altercation with an inmate, which escalated into a physical altercation, and one of the officers covered the camera," stated Sheriff Jones. After viewing the video, Sheriff Jones contacted the District Attorney’s office to have them assess the video. He has requested a full investigation be conducted by the District Attorney’s office, TBI and FBI.
At this time, the Sheriff cannot comment further, due to this being an open investigation, but he did add that none of the officers in the video are currently employed at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Further information will be made available at the conclusion of the investigation.