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SHERIFF: More Training For Rookie Deputy Caught On YouTube Video

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Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown says a rookie deputy will be put back on training after she was caught on video snatching a cell phone from a man and then handcuffing him.

The video was taken by Carlos Jaramillo, while Deputy Natalie Barber was standing on his porch Saturday evening.

The deputy was called to his home on Cherryl Court after a neighbor complained about his dog.

In the video, the deputy asks for Jaramillo's ID and he gives her a V.A. Veterans Card. The deputy claims Jaramillo was being aggressive and put him in handcuffs. He was later released and no charges were filed.

In a morning news conference, Brown believes her career can be salvaged.

Barber will be put back on training, and under a sergeant's supervision for the next six weeks. The sheriff says Barber received her law enforcement certification before working in the jail for two years. The officer then went through six weeks of supervised training, and had been on patrol without supervision for the past six weeks.

Brown said he viewed the video and says Jaramillo did not display any forceful resistance. "I agree that Deputy Barber was very zealous in her action toward the complainant and she is gratefully sorrowful for that," said the sheriff.


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It's an altercation with a man and a local sheriff's deputy caught on camera. It all started over a complaint between the man and his next door neighbor.

The video was taken by Carlos Jaramillo, while the deputy was standing on his porch last Saturday evening.

The deputy was called to his home on Cherryl Court after a neighbor complained about his dog.

In the video, the deputy asks for Jaramillo's ID and he gives her a V.A. Veterans Card. The deputy claims Jaramillo was being aggressive and put him in handcuffs.

"There was no arguing on my part whatsoever," Jaramillo told WITN on Tuesday.

In the video, Jaramillo asks why he was being arrested and the deputy says he was not.

"I asked her why was I being detained? What was the charge?" says Jaramillo.

Jaramillo was eventually put into the back of a patrol car before he was released with no tickets or charges.

Three days after the incident took place, Jaramillo says he's still shaken, and just wants everything to be resolved.

He says, "They're there to enforce the law. So they need to know the law and they need to follow it as such."

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office released a statement Tuesday night. It says they've been in contact with Jaramillo and that they plan to address the incident publicly after they meet with him in person.

Sheriff Ed Brown says a press conference could come as soon as Wednesday.

To see the video for yourself, click on the related link.


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