Several assault charges were dismissed on Monday in state court against the man who was beaten at a halfway house in a case that led to the firing of two Chattanooga Police officers for use of excessive force.
Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman set aside assault convictions against Adam Tatum that had been brought by officers.
Tatum did plead guilty later Monday in General Sessions Court to an assault against another individual (not an officer) during the incident that was caught on video and has been widely distributed after a $50 million federal lawsuit was filed against the officers.
Tatum has served his time in that case.
Tatum initially entered guilty pleas to four assault cases in state court.
He still owes federal authorities about 55 days of service, then he is due to be released.
One of his attorneys, Mike Raulston, praised District Attorney Bill Cox and Assistant District Attorney Neal Pinkston for agreeing to the assault dismissals.