published Thursday, June 20th, 2013

TBI will investigate inmate’s complaint over beating

Walter Gann
Walter Gann
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will look into an inmate’s complaint that he was beaten and kicked by Rhea County Sheriff’s deputies after having been arrested.

TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm said Hamilton County District Attorney Bill Cox requested the investigation because Walter Gann was taken into custody in his jurisdiction.

Gann’s complaint came after he was arrested on May 30 when escaped a Dade County Jail worksite and fled to Rhea County.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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