Detention Deputy Arrested After Slapping Inmate – Caught on Video
UPDATE: 4/19/2016, 5:05 P.M. – According to officials, Leann Hindman has now been terminated from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
LAND O’ LAKES (PASCO) – A Pasco Sheriff’s Office detention deputy was arrested Tuesday morning, one day after slapping a female inmate at the Land O’ Lakes Detention Facility.
According to an arrest affidavit, 47-year-old Leann Hindman slapped an inmate who she says cursed and threw water on her.
As shown in the VIDEO, Hindman handcuffed the inmate, secured her to a chair, and then proceeded to slap her across the face. Hindman says the slap was in response to the inmate pinching her hand, but officials say the pinch occurred well before Hindman slapped the inmate.
Hindman is charged with one count of Battery on a Confined Person and posted a $250.00 bond the same day.
Hindman is a 20-year veteran of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. Her future with the agency is not yet known.
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