The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man today accused of posting a confidential police interview on the internet.
A news release from Sheriff Frank Latham says Deputy Will Coursey arrested 39-year old Randall Southerland on charges of intimidating a participant in a legal process.
Police allege that in December of last year, a video of an interview with a confidential informant and members of the Sheriff’s Department was posted on you tube.com.
After an investigation of a few weeks, Southerland turned himself into police. Deputies believe family members obtained the video through their attorney.
Deputy Coursey writes that the department wants to ensure the safety of those who work with them and will continue to monitor online activity and track down those who use social media sites to intimidate or harass the citizens of Hopkins County.