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New Mexico Sheriff's Deputy Fired After Flashlight Beating Caught on Video

April 26, 2011  | 

A San Juan County, N.M., Sheriff's deputy who was caught on camera beating a man in the head with a Maglite flashlight was fired for violating the agency's use of force policy.

Dale Frazier, a nearly five-year veteran of the department, was captured on video striking Donovan Tanner, 22, in the head and neck with his department-issued flashlight during a St. Patrick's Day incident.

The announcement came Monday from Sheriff Ken Christesen following an internal investigation that lasted more than three weeks.

The incident sparked an internal investigation March 30 - the same day it came to the attention of administration - and Frazier was placed on paid administrative leave April 6, Sheriff's Capt. Tim Black previously said.

Christesen declined to comment on the termination because it is considered a personnel issue, he said.

He also declined to comment on the flashlight incident because of pending litigation.

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