A detention deputy for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office was fired Tuesday for using excessive force on an inmate, according to a release.

Deputy Raymond Ferrio, 47, had been with the Department of Detention and Corrections since July 2000.

At 8 a.m. on Oct. 1 Ferrio was trying to escort an inmate to the infirmary. The inmate, who was in a wheelchair, put his feet down to prevent the deputy from pushing him, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Ferrio wrapped his arm around the inmate’s neck, pulled him from the wheelchair and dumped him onto the floor, the release said.

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