Bull Shoals Police Chief Indicted, Accused Of Excessive Force

May 9, 2014

The chief of the Bull Shoals Police Department has been indicted on a charge accusing him of using excessive force during the arrest of a resident.

U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge announced Friday that Daniel Sutterfield was charged with one count of deprivation of rights for allegedly using excessive force by kicking, stomping and using a stun gun on a resident who was under arrest.

Eldridge says Sutterfield also struck the resident with the butt of a shotgun after the resident was handcuffed.

If convicted, Sutterfield faces up to 10 years in prison for the excessive force charge.

Sutterfield's federal public defender did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Friday morning.

Federal prosecutors say the case is still being investigated by the FBI.