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Jail Deputy Investigated Over Use Of Force

(Vancouver, WA) -- A Clark County Sheriff's Office corrections deputy is on disciplinary administrative leave while an internal affairs investigation is conducted into a jail use of force incident. The Sheriff's Office says Deputy Robert Hanks is under investigation for using excessive force while handcuffing an inmate. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office conducted the initial investigation which has been turned over to the Clark County District Attorney for review. Clark County Sheriff Chuck Atkins says he was troubled by video of the incident and wanted it reviewed by an outside agency. A decision on charges has not been made by the district attorney.

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