2 former correctional officers sentenced in inmate’s assault

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Authorities say two former Kentucky correctional officers have been sentenced for their roles in the beating of a handcuffed inmate and an attempt to cover up the assault.

A statement from the Department of Justice says a federal judge sentenced David M. Schwartz and Donna K. Gentry on Thursday.

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Schwartz received 24 months of incarceration and Gentry received eight months of home confinement.

Both pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of a pretrial detainee, writing false reports and obstructing justice, for their roles in the 2018 assault of an inmate at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections.