Leaked video shows Calhoun County Sheriff getting rough with teen

CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A recently leaked surveillance video has people talking in Calhoun County.

In the video, Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson is said to be shown being very rough with a blurred-faced juvenile wearing a jail uniform. Around the 1:00 mark, the sheriff can be seen grabbing the juvenile forcibly and standing over him. At the 2:00 mark, the sheriff grabs him again in what looks like an effort to sit him up straight.

Amerson says there are two important points to consider about the video. First, the short video only shows part of the full story. Second, privacy laws prevent Amerson from telling any detail about what happened.

The sheriff adds that the jail does not hold juveniles. There are programs where juveniles can spend a day at the jail, but the sheriff would not remark if the juvenile in the video was in the program or not.

The sheriff says he does not know how the video was released.

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