Chicago jail officers accused in beating of inmate - New York News

Chicago jail officers accused in beating of inmate

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CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

Two officers at the Cook County Jail are accused of having an inmate beaten by two other jailed men.

Prosecutors say correctional officers Pamela Bruce and Delphia Sawyer ordered the February 2012 attack after the inmate shouted insults at them.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the two officers were charged with felony official misconduct, perjury, mob action and obstruction of justice.

They were freed on bond Friday.

The officers are accused of letting two larger inmates into the man's cell where they beat him in the face.

Authorities say the two officers also joined the attack, hitting the inmate with their radios and kicking him.

Prosecutors say the officers lied about how the inmate got his injuries, saying they were self-inflicted in a suicide attempt.

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