Barren Co. Sheriff Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges

Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton and two of his deputies were back in U.S. District Court on Monday.

Reports say Eaton pleaded not guilty to two new federal charges against him.

The new charges filed last month are use of unreasonable force by a law officer and destruction of records.

Sheriff Eaton and two deputies are also accused of using excessive force during an arrest in 2010, then falsifying documents and lying to the FBI about it.

Last week a continuance was granted, so the trial will start April 29, 2013.


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