Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy States His Badge Allows Him to “Do Anything He Wants”

This post was shared with the CopBlock Network by Jamie Braden, via the CopBlock.org Submissions Page. Within the post, Braden discusses a conversation he says he had while working as a Hamilton County sheriff’s deputy with another deputy. Braden states that during that conversation the other deputy stated that his badge would allow him to “do anything you want to do.”

Part of that discussion also involved the mention of a previous case of excessive force at the Hamilton County Jail, which that other deputy, Andrew Standifer was involved in. In 2011, there in fact was an incident where Deputy Standifer and another deputy, named Daniel Harden were disciplined for excessive use of force against a drunk man in a cell at the Hamilton County Jail.

Date of Interaction: June 2012
Department Involved: Hamilton County (TN) Sheriff’s Dept.
Officer Involved: Deputy Andrew Standifer
Department Phone No.: (423) 209-7090

I worked as a sheriff’s deputy for Hamilton County, TN. In my training, I worked with another deputy by the name of Andrew Standifer. The first time I worked with him we were talking about something, I do not remember what it was, and I said, “I wonder if I can do (whatever it was we were talking about).” He stood up from where he was sitting and walked over to me.

He said, “What is that on your shirt?”

I looked down because I thought I had something on my shirt. I asked him, “What?” because I didn’t see anything.

He said, “That badge – with that badge you can do anything you want to do.”

I nearly fainted! Had he really said what he just said? YES!

As if that was not enough, he proceeded to laughingly tell me he was on YouTube from where he and another officer were in an altercation with an allegedly drunk man in a cell. They got in trouble, a one day suspension to be specific. What that tells them is, if you want a day off, rough someone up.

That was not the only time there was violence against detainees in his history. He started seeing a new officer that came in in my class. They put them together on the disciplinary floor even though she had not worked the floors often, she worked in central control. Standifer wanted to show off in front of her.

According to the video, he engaged in a physical confrontation with a detainee but was not able to physically overpower him, so of course he called for back up. The inmate ended up getting tased (while he was handcuffed), all over the detainee asking for a toothbrush.

Andrew Standifer is still employed as a sheriff’s deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department in Tennessee. If you ever go to Chattanooga, Tennessee and get put in jail, watch out. He’s a short little man that hides behind his badge. Remember, if he can’t whip your ass… he will call his buddies to come help him.

– Jamie Braden

Kelly is a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, who’s been very active in local grassroots activism, as well as on a national level during his extensive travels. He’s also the founder/main contributor of Nevada Cop Block, served as editor/contributor at CopBlock.org and designed the Official Cop Block Press Passes.
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48 Comments

  1. Thanks for the heads up! Hopefully you’re well out of there and don’t have to worry about retaliation. Though you may end up getting called to testify when this punk (hopefully soon) gets sued.

  2. YES YOU CAN BUT NO DOUBT YOU WILL LOSE YOUR JOB AT FIRST. 18USC35 VIOLATES THE FALSE REPORT, 241,242 ALLOWS YOU TO HALT A OFFICER THAT IS NOT ACTING PROPERLY. AND IT IS YOUR DUTY TO DO SO

    1. Ah…..how great that your still continue to peddle your fraudulent info. Did you learn all of this in “special,counsel” school? Is that kinda Viagra ads in the back of the magazines? Send in a check and they send you your “special,counsel” badge?

      1. Do you have any documentation this time or just venting in failer ? You try so hard to discredit me but my inbox is full of questions from people seeking help against people like yourself.. even judges are going down… there is no immunity when you violate rights and now people are waking up to that.. thanks in part by you.. you point out to people the most effective statements I have made.. so keep up the good work OK…. L8er

        1. Where are judges going down? This I need to hear.

          1. I’m sorry but a work in progress. I can tell you when the smoke clears 4 detectives from 2 different departments. 2 procescutors. And a judge will all be out of work. The 2 prosecutors and the judge each has 1 million dollar bonds they will lose. Having done so the field of law will be blood led for them until the bond can be restored. Minimum 10 years

          2. Yep. See link above concerning qualified immunity

          3. None will be out of work and the city will hand him a check for 2.5 million.

          4. sorry not in this case.. this is from the state down not from the jurisdiction up. the evidence given to the bondsmen will be forfit… you dont understand bonds… neither do i, however i am bonded,, thing is this one wont just go away.. unlike other cases that criminal considerations after a civil suit this is a criminal case with civil pending

      2. your comment is really vary odd didnt you realize all you need to do is google this and you are exposed right away? it bothers me what your really playing at.. you really have done alot to promote the movement by your abstract comments and has gotten people to look it up themselves now having thought about it you really do draw attention to what is relevant in these things.. alot of what i have reviewed recently has begun right here in the comments and they have looked for them selves and contacted me.. so yaa people have the wrong idea about you please do keep it up

        1. In short, your describing the Streisand effect. A powerful tool for you. A hated anomaly for t. How’s it going? Good I hope.

      3. t, you realize that he’s CENTUION in disguise? He’s even pushing his fake military bullshit.

        1. Could be I AM CENTURION, AND I WILL DESTROY YOU!!! All of the false claims and nonsense would clearly fit. But Station 6″ was also like that.

          But thinking about it now…the “special counsel” thing does fit the CENTURION line more closely with all his 7 deployments…no wait it was 9. And the 3 law degrees….no wait it was a 6 month Con Law class. And the “insider knowledge” at the AG’s office. And his “50 mic mic” crap.

          After giving it due consideration….as in thinking about it for 44-45 seconds….I agree….BM has been unmasked as I AM CENTURION in a new disguise.

          1. Still no content t. What’s up with the could be’s ? Why don’t you get on topic and try to find a law, ordinance, or policy that can lawfully infringe upon someone’s rights? You have fallen way behind here and suppose to be so informed

          2. I don’t know who you think I am. But I have no need to pretend I have the facts on my side… what is it now the 4-5 person you wish me to be? Lol look how bad you get tore up by me and explains why I would need a clone at all.

          3. Poor Centy…poor poor Centy..

          4. LOL Beware Mouse/Centurion: The Cliff Claven of Cop Block.

        2. Fake lol. OK only to you.. but your right only this guy you say have never been in .. well that’s OK you will see the light :)

        3. Don’t forget to teach someone to drive a stick and stay in a line at 30 mph now… instructor

      4. T, immediately halt under 241 and 242.

        1. Why did he infringe upon your rights? He should get a speeding ticket for that

      5. He never did get the free Sea Monkeys though. He should sue.

  3. Sniff sniff. Does anyone else smell something?

    1. oh look the nazi extremist,, how are you doing?

    2. Watch out t, BM is here with his federal knowledge!

      1. And his knowledge is very spot on. At least he provides real info. You are a tool

  4. when you are dismiised for any reason you can sue for your retirement.. many has been forced to take this path but without doing it we wont have a future

    1. Why don’t you sue the army for retirement then, centurion?

      1. Lol your still way behind… already in progress.. but hay this sting is. Closed.. you really are way behind in thought… Google your next one but this time look for on topic and something tangible instead of opinion. Opinion lays between ignorance and wisdom

        1. You might think about using google every once in a while because you haven’t gotten anything right yet. Move along centurion, adults are talking.

          1. Lol look at the copy cat.. I have a standard reply to that….
            Wwwaaaaaaa!

        1. Wait, you’re a Bradley mechanic with contacts in the UN and Army JAG, driving Vietnam era vehicles and a special counsel to some outhose lawyer and this is the best you can come up with? Hahahahaha!!!!!

          1. And your a 16 year old kid that teaches people how to drive in a convoy using deuce and a half for the battle of the bulge in ww2 now that we have that all cleared up time for your baba good night

          2. Whatever, faker. Have a crappy night, centurion.

          3. I will have a much better one now that you have made a fool of yourself

          4. Here, you forgot your shirt, faker.

          5. you forgot to supply any facts again.. good luck with the distractions

          6. you forgot to supply any facts again.. good luck with the distractions

    1. Doesn’t say deputy on the resume… hmmm….

  5. Just another reason I am glad I’m no longer in Law Enforcement.

  6. Nothin’ to see here. Move along…

  7. u talkin bout geer that’s hiz women ask her do she love me watch her face expression I love her too
    really mys lol that’s because I go jail a lot know dat!!!!!!!!! lol

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