Barren County sheriff, deputies indicted on federal charges - WSMV Channel 4

Barren County sheriff, deputies indicted on federal charges

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GLASGOW, KY (WSMV) -

The sheriff of Barren County, KY, is facing federal charges after he was accused of violating a suspect's civil rights.

A federal grand jury indicted Sheriff Chris Eaton, three Barren County deputies and a member of the regional drug task force.

Prosecutors say in 2010, the five beat a suspect and then tried to cover up the attack.

When reached by phone, Sheriff Eaton told Channel 4 he was unable to comment about the case and referred us to his attorney.

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