Becky Behm was arrested for drunk driving and released the next day but her night spent in jail would prove to be horrific. Behn was beaten by 3 officers, punched in the face, swung head-first into a concrete wall, sprayed with pepper spray and left with no medical attention in a cell.
We can tell from the video that she posed ZERO threat whatsoever to these brutal tyrants, yet they persisted, escalated to violence and savagely beat Becky Behm.
According to CINewsNow.com a criminal case was brought against the three officers, Sergeant Richard Johnston, and correctional officers Jeffery Bieber and Justin Piro, all of Tazewell County. Bieber and Piro were accused of using un–necessary force against Becky Behm after she was arrested.
Johnston was accused of neglecting his supervisory duties during the quarrel between the woman and the officers.
All three officers were found not guilty.
However, after a lengthy closed door session before the Tazewell County Board, a settlement was approved for $175,000 to be paid to Behm.
Apparently Tazewell County has a brutal track record with previous inmates; the payment to Behm is the third large sum paid to an inmate in the last few years.
Tazewell County paid $100,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former inmate Kody Leuallen, who claimed a jailer made her perform oral sex on him twice in 2005. The county also settled a suit brought by inmate Charles Chandler for $440,000.
Chandler claimed to have been beaten by officers while he was handcuffed to a bed in 2007. That incident, like the one with Behm, was captured on the jail’s video surveillance system.