A person with ties to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office shared some disturbing videos that show an inmate being attacked while in custody.

The video shows an inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center being pepper- sprayed then kicked by several officers with the county’s Detention Response Team.

As the video continues, the same kicking officer can be seen exchanging words with the inmate. Jailers the step in to separate the two.

The sheriff’s office responded by saying in part, “Once he attacked the deputy, the team immediately tried to gain control of the combative inmate, who positioned himself in a fighting stance, presumably to attack additional deputies.”

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