Franklin County Sheriff’s capt. fired for alleged assault

John Grismore is no longer employed at the Franklin County Sheriff’s office.
Published: Aug. 25, 2022 at 8:16 AM EDT
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ST. ALBANS CITY, Vt. (WCAX) - A captain with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has been fired following allegations that he assaulted a man in custody earlier this month,

John Grismore, who had been on administrative leave, has now been fired, according to the sheriff’s department.

In a nearly two-hour video, Grismore was seen kicking a man in handcuffs.

A criminal investigation headed by the Vermont State Police is ongoing and Grismore has not been charged with a crime.

Grismore is running in the race to become Franklin County Sheriff and has not withdrawn despite calls from both parties to do so.

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