Bull Shoals police chief accused of excessive force


The Bull Shoals police chief has been indicted on a charge of using excessive force during an arrest.

Daniel Sutterfield, chief of the Bull Shoals Police Department, was charged with one count of deprivation of rights for using excessive force by kicking, stomping and tasing a resident under arrest, as well as striking the resident with the butt of a shotgun, all after the person was handcuffed, according to a news release from Conner Eldridge, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.

If convicted, Sutterfield faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the excessive force charge, the release states.

Bull Shoals is in north-central Arkansas in Marion County.