federal grand jury in London, Kentucky, today returned a two-count
indictment charging Brandon McIntosh, a former deputy of the Rockcastle
County Sheriff’s Office, with violating the civil rights of an arrestee
by using excessive force against him and then filing a false report to
obstruct the investigation of that assault.
The indictment alleges that on Nov. 6, 2016, McIntosh assaulted P.D.,
an arrestee, using a dangerous weapon and resulting in bodily injury to
P.D. The indictment further alleges that McIntosh filed a report
falsely stating that, as McIntosh approached P.D., P.D. became very
combative and that McIntosh used the least amount of force to get P.D.
If convicted, McIntosh faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10
years on the civil rights charge and twenty years on the obstruction
An indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation.
Assistant United States Attorney Hydee Hawkins of the Eastern District
of Kentucky and Trial Attorney Mary J. Hahn of the Civil Rights Division
are prosecuting the case.