3 ex-jail workers indicted in handcuffed inmate’s beating

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Three former corrections officers have been indicted in connection with the alleged beating of a handcuffed inmate at the Louisville, Kentucky, jail.

News outlets report a U.S. Department of Justice statement says the federal indictment Wednesday named David Schwartz, Devan Edwards and Donna Gentry.

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Schwartz is charged with violating an inmate’s civil rights by assaulting the handcuffed inmate and writing false reports about the April 2018 incident. Edwards is also charged for playing a role in the alleged assault. Gentry is charged with obstruction of justice for filing a false report and directing a subordinate to file a false report.

Metro corrections director Mark Bolton fired Schwartz and Edwards after viewing video that appears to show Schwartz punching then-19-year-old inmate Terry Whitehead.

It wasn’t clear if the accused have attorneys.