State prison guards accused of attacking inmates
by Associated Press Wire
April 16, 2013 10:15 AM | 400 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA (AP) — A deputy warden and several members of a specially trained unit of guards at a state prison have been indicted on charges of attacking inmates.

The indictment, filed this week in U.S. District Court, accuses eight members of the Correctional Emergency Response Team of beating inmates in retaliation for previous assaults on prison guards at Macon State Prison.

The defendants are also accused of taking steps to mislead investigators about the attacks and cover up evidence.

Prosecutors say that in one attack around Dec. 16, 2010, after an inmate was beaten and taken from the prison in an ambulance, four of the team members encouraged each other to give false statements regarding the prisoner’s injuries.

It was not immediately known whether the defendants have attorneys.

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