Moultrie police officer arrested for assault

Published: Jan. 6, 2017 at 10:02 PM EST
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

January 6, 2016

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- A Moultrie police officer has been arrested, accused of assaulting an individual who was being taken into custody.

On Friday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Moultrie Police Officer Sam Smith on one count of Violation of Oath of Office and one count of Assault under Color of Office.

According to the GBI, on Thursday, officials were called in by Chief Frank Lang of the Moultrie Police Department to investigate excessive use of force allegations against Officer Smith.

The GBI says that Officer Smith is accused of assaulting an individual who was restrained after being taken into custody during an incident on Tuesday.

Officer Smith was arrested and taken to the Colquitt County Jail.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. The GBI and the Moultrie Police Department encourage anyone with information to contact the GBI Region 9 office at (229) 225-4090, or the Moultrie Police Department at (229) 616-7430.