Sheriff: Deputy accused in confrontation with inmate fired

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio sheriff says a deputy accused of a confrontation with an inmate that resulted in the inmate's hospitalization has been fired.

Mahoning (muh-HOH'-ning) County Sheriff Jerry Greene said Monday that Deputy Zachary Pasko has been on paid administrative leave since the confrontation July 10. Greene says the sheriff's office reviewed surveillance video and believes Pasko used excessive force against the inmate.

The sheriff says the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation also is investigating.

Greene previously suspended the 29-year-old deputy for two weeks after he got into a fight in November at a bar in Boardman while off-duty.

Pasko could not be reached for comment Monday. His phone number isn't listed publicly.

Authorities haven't released details of the confrontation or how the inmate was injured.