The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested former Polk County Deputy Harry Dallas Battle, age 61, on charges of violation of oath of office, false statement, and battery. Report stated that Battled used excessive force against an inmate at the Jail.
The arrest followed an investigation that began on July 8, 2016 after the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office requested GBI to conduct an investigation.
Battle was accused of using a Taser on an inmate while the inmate was restrained on July 7, 2016. Battle resigned as a jailor on July 8th.
Battle turned himself in to the Polk County jail without incident and was released on bond. Once the investigation is completed, it will be turned over to the DA’s office for prosecution.
Battle, a former Floyd County police detective, was accused of rape back in 2007. The grand jury failed to indict Battle, but he was terminated for violating departmental policies.