Grill ripped from man's teeth at Nashville jail

Grill ripped from man's teeth at Nashville jail


NASHVILLE (AP) - Lawyers in Nashville have worked out a settlement after a sheriff's lieutenant ripped the grill off a man's teeth at the county jail.

Anthony McCoy was arrested in November and brought to the jail for not paying child support. McCoy was told to remove the jewelry from his teeth, but he said it was cemented to his teeth.

But his attorney, David Raybin, says McCoy ended up spitting out blood and teeth after a sheriff's lieutenant reached into his mouth and yanked out the grill.

Raybin says the enamel on McCoy's front four teeth were ripped off and he was denied proper medical treatment afterward.

A $95,000 settlement is scheduled to go before Nashville's Metropolitan Council on Tuesday evening. The sheriff's lieutenant was demoted and suspended.

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