Sheriff’s deputy charged with assault in Oregon jail

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in Oregon was arrested on assault and other charges after a man was slammed into a wall and thrown down in a jail booking area, fracturing his skull and causing what his lawyer calls a permanent brain injury. Video of the 2018 incident shows Deputy Rian Alden charging the man as he stood for his booking photo and after they appeared to get into an altercation. The video shows Alden grabbing him by the neck and throwing him to the floor. Washington County authorized a $625,000 payment to settle a lawsuit by the man. Alden’s lawyer said he believes Alden will be found innocent at trial.

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