Lincoln Co. deputy indicted for using excessive force previously as Rockcastle Co. deputy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - A former Rockcastle County deputy sheriff is facing federal charges of using excessive force, violating civil rights and obstructing justice stemming from a 2016 arrest.

Brandon McIntosh, who is currently a Lincoln County deputy, is accused of using a dangerous weapon to injure a person he was arresting. An indictment states he then filed a false report saying he used the least amount of force to get the suspect under control.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has suspended McIntosh without pay as a result of this indictment.

If McIntosh is convicted, he could face 30 years in federal prison. The maximum penalty for the civil rights charge and 20 years for obstructing justice.

The FBI was the lead investigative agency in this case.

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