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Westmoreland police officer repeatedly struck handcuffed man, TBI says

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 16:45:12-04

WESTMORELAND, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations charged a Westmoreland police officer with assault after she was accused of using excessive force during an arrest.

TBI found that during a traffic stop on August 7, a passenger who had active warrants ran from the vehicle. After a short chase, the man was caught and handcuffed. TBI said while the man was handcuffed, Officer Amanda Lynn Wolfe, 26, repeatedly struck him in the back.

Wolfe turned herself in and was booked into the Sumner County Jail on Tuesday. She has since been released.

NewsChannel 5 has reached out to the Westmoreland Police Department for comment.