Deputy resigns over pepper spray incident - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Deputy resigns over pepper spray incident

Posted: Updated:

UNION, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri deputy has resigned after allegedly putting pepper spray on pizza before giving it to inmates.

The Washington Missourian (http://bit.ly/VVvc5j ) reports that the deputy met with Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke Wednesday afternoon and submitted his resignation. A disciplinary hearing had been scheduled for Thursday.

The deputy's name has not been released. He has not been charged with a crime.

The incident happened Aug. 19 when the deputy allegedly put pepper spray on the pizza and offered it to an inmate, who shared it with three other inmates. All four suffered what Toelke described as stomach and mouth "discomfort." One was treated at a hospital and later returned to jail.

Pepper spray is used by police to subdue combative suspects.

Information from: Washington Missourian, http://www.emissourian.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.