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Surveillance video catches deputy assaulting inmate

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A former deputy has been sentenced after being caught on camera assaulting an elderly man inside the Clackamas County Jail.

A jury made up of six people found Troy Steiner guilty of assault, harassment and official misconduct.

Steiner was dealing with a DUI suspect in the jail when officials say he attacked him for no reason.

The assault happened more than a year ago.

In December 2010, an elderly man was arrested on DUI charges and brought to the jail.

After spending some time in a cell, the former deputy walked him down the hall to go get a mug shot and fingerprints taken.

That's when he grabbed the man, pushed him against the wall and the man fell on the floor.

Steiner wrote up a report and said the situation required him to use force, but after the sheriff reviewed the surveillance video, officials charged him in the case.

Deputies say this is not the kind of behavior that represents their department values.  Deputy Adam Phillips of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office told Fox 12, "I think our deputies know we do the right thing and they see this as the anomie that it is. This is one person who did one wrong thing, and he's behind held responsible for his actions."

Earlier this week, a judge sentenced Steiner to 30 days in jail followed by probation and anger management classes.

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