(Pevely) Charges have been filed against the Pevely Police officer who assaulted a man while in custody. The entire incident was recorded on video, as Corporal Ryan Watson physically assaulted suspect Ryan Bossum. The Pevely Police Department contacted the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department to investigate the incident according to Lieutenant Colonel Tim Whitney.
Watson was fired by the City of Pevely and has been charged with 4th Degree Assault. Another Pevely officer, Wayne Casey, was fired by the city as well for “allegedly” having knowledge of the incident but did not report it.