Hapeville police officer arrested for violation of oath and repeated use of Taser on man in police custody

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested a Hapeville police officer for violation of his oath of office and improper use of force, resulting in charges of battery.

According to the GBI, Officer Shevoy Brown of Hampton was charged with battery and violation of oath after the Hapeville Police Department asked them to investigate a use of force incident.

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On June 3, Brown was responding to a call for service when he arrested a man and took him to the police department for processing.

While the man was in Brown’s custody at the police department, the GBI said he repeatedly used a Taser on the man in a manner that did not follow department training and policies.

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Subsequently, the man who was arrested was medically examined and booked into the Fulton County Jail on a misdemeanor charge, GBI said.

Hapeville police say Brown, who was hired in January 2022, was immediately placed on administrative leave.

The next day, June 4, Hapeville police asked the GBI to investigate Brown’s use of force.

On Friday, Brown was arrested and booked into the Fulton County Jail on two charges of battery and violation of his oath of office.

He was also “relieved of his duties” following the investigation.

“The safety and well-being of everyone is of paramount importance to the City. This officer’s use of force was clearly against the guidelines of the department’s standard operating procedures. Brown operated alone during this incident and must be held accountable for his actions. The Hapeville Police Department is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards of conduct and accountability within its ranks,” the department wrote in part.

The investigation is still ongoing, according to the GBI, and anyone with information is asked to contact the GBI Atlanta Regional Investigative Office at 770-388-5019.

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