OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) - The Outagamie County Sheriffs deputies have been cleared in any wrongdoing after arresting an alleged drunk driver last month.
Appleton Police say deputies were justified in their use of force when taking 32-year-old Josh Peterson of De Pere into custody.
Peterson released the following statement to Local 5 after a full report of the investigation was completed:
"My only comment is that I'm not surprised the police ruled in favor of the police. Their "investigation" protocols are clearly set in their favor. Without proper checks and balances these incidents will only continue to rise, as they have in recent years. Many ending in death. Anytime an unarmed citizen is injured or killed during an arrest for a minor infraction, regardless of how obstinate that citizen may be, it should set off red flags. The only thing I've learned from this is experience is that I have no rights and the police cannot be trusted."