WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was charged with one count of mistreatment of a confined person.
The deputy, identified by Sheriff Jeff Easter as 47-year-old Matthew H. Stineman, has been employed by the sheriff’s office for 13 years.
The sheriff said the investigation in the incident happened on Jan. 30, 2020 and occurred in a holding cell. The deputy was alleged to have pushed an inmate into a wall and struck the inmate on the face with an open hand.
The deputy has been placed on restricted duty.
Detectives of the Wichita Police Department conducted the investigation.