Domestic Violence Charges Against Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Dropped

UPDATE: Charges against Deputy Tyrie McIntyre have been dropped.

Original story:

SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department reports one of their deputies was arrested Tuesday on domestic violence charges.

A month ago, he was guarding inmates at the Sacramento County Main Jail, but Tuesday night Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Tyrie McIntyre was being booked into that jail himself after being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

Tyrie McIntyre (Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff's Department)

"We do receive complaints and the sheriff's department does investigate those complaints very, very thoroughly," said Sgt. Shaun Hampton. "And we do have the ability to police ourselves within our organization and that's what took place here."

McIntyre was arrested without incident at his Folsom home after a month-long investigation. FOX40 went there, hoping to learn more about the alleged incident that was reported Jan. 2 to his department's Office of Internal Affairs, an incident that's elicited multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.

The 41-year-old husband and father had a 14-year career with Sacramento County.

He was recently placed on administrative leave, according to Hampton.

While McIntyre is in the spotlight now because of his alleged behavior, two years ago he turned to television cameras to call out someone else's behavior, that of his son's junior high school teacher. He accused a teacher at Sutter Middle School of making racially inappropriate comments about lynchings during a history lesson.

Now, a judge will have the last word about the alleged actions McIntyre has been arrested for.

He has been released from jail and will appear in court next week.

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