An unsettling surveillance video of a Gallatin County Sheriff’s Deputy assaulting a 17-year-old handcuffed girl was made public Wednesday.
The video was released by order of a Gallatin County District Court Judge, Mike Salvagni, after a local news agency filed a request for it several months ago.
The incident took place in 2011.
The victim in the video is a 17-year-old girl whose identity has not been revealed. The assailant is Deputy Thomas Madsen, who quit his job shortly after this incident.
According to court documents the girl had turned off the lights in the room so she could go to sleep. The footage picks up right after the lights were turned back on.