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Officer put on paid leave after bar fight in N. Arizona

PRESCOTT — A Yavapai County sheriff’s sergeant has been placed on
paid administrative leave in connection with a biker brawl at a Prescott bar.

Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said Monday that Bill Suttle will be on
leave indefinitely.

Suttle is a 20-year veteran of the sheriff’s office who commands a drug
trafficking task force.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the December fight
that involved members of a law enforcement motorcycle club.

Suttle had been the club’s vice president. He told authorities that one of the
bikers punched Justin Stafford after Stafford grabbed another biker’s vest and
started talking trash.

Stafford left the bar with a bloodied and bruised nose.

D’Evelyn said Coconino County is conducting an administrative review of Suttle’s involvement.


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