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Deal reached over Sheffield police officer

A deal was reached over Officer Bobby Inman. (Photo: Facebook) A deal was reached over Officer Bobby Inman. (Photo: Facebook)

New details have been learned about a Sheffield police officer placed on suspension.

Last month, Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray suspended Officer Bobby Inman and recommended he be terminated.

On Thursday, Inman was off the job after a deal was reached between the city and Inman's attorney. Chief Ray said according to the deal, Officer Inman was reinstated in good standing and allowed to resign. He's no longer a member of the Sheffield Police Department.

According to Inman's attorney, the chief suspended Inman following a fight with a man after his arrest. During that time, Inman was accused of using excessive force. The incident was brought to the chief's attention by another officer.

Because this has become a personnel issue, Ray can't say much about the case. Both sides agree the settlement is saving the city time and money.

"We certainly feel that we had enough evidence to prove the complaint I filed against the officer, however by reaching a compromise, we have saved the taxpayers a good bit of money in legal fees and what have you," said Chief Ray. "Also, the officer in question has been able to leave here and certainly seek employment elsewhere if he wishes to do so.

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