LEFLORE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – A former LeFlore County sheriff has been indicted for allegedly assaulting three handcuffed suspects who allegedly failed to resist arrest.
Kendall Brian Morgan, a former sheriff with the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department, was arrested and placed in the Pittsburg County Detention Center on Thursday.
A federal grand jury indicted Morgan in the Eastern District Court of Oklahoma USA on three counts of deprivation of rights by color.
The indictment says that on January 25, 2017, Morgan, then the police chief, assaulted two suspects while each was cuffed behind their backs and did not resist arrest.
Both suspects were injured when Morgan attacked them, the indictment states.
Morgan is also suspected of hitting a juvenile suspect both before and after the suspect was handcuffed on December 13, 2017. The juvenile did not resist arrest and was physically injured when he was beaten, the statement said. the indictment states.
One of the individuals Morgan allegedly hit filed a civil suit and the jury awarded him $4 million in October 2019, according to KFTA, a sister station of KFOR.
The indictment against Morgan is provided below:
https://kfor.com/news/local/former-oklahoma-undersheriff-indicted-in-federal-court-for-allegedly-hitting-3-handcuffed-suspects-who-were-allegedly-not-resisting-arrest/ Former Oklahoma police chief indicted in federal court for allegedly hitting 3 handcuffed suspects who allegedly did not resist arrest