Sheriff: No violations found in Ammon Bundy jail treatment
LAS VEGAS (AP) —
A sheriff says she found no criminal violations in the treatment of states' rights advocate Ammon Bundy in federal custody at a privately-run jail 60 miles west of Las Vegas.
Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Tuesday the Nevada Southern Detention Center asked her to look into complaints posted on social media about Bundy's detention in handcuffs in a holding cell for most of a day earlier this month.
Wehrly says no wrongdoing was found, and no recommendations were made for jail policy changes.
The sheriff says she met with Bundy family members, the Nye County manager and two county commissioners last Thursday about results of the probe.
Commission Chairman Dan Schinhofen says jailers followed procedure after Bundy didn't comply with rules for removing handcuffs, and left him in a changing room.