*After reviewing some disturbing footage of a South Carolina prison guard beating an inmate with force strong enough to break his leg, using a baton, a top law enforcement officer is questioning the regularities and use of force in the prisons.
An SC inmate was handcuffed and beaten (struck 26 times!) by a now fired deputy.
State Law Enforcement Division Chief Reggie Lloyd said in a teleconference, “Obviously some very disturbing implications when you have law enforcement taking any physical action toward somebody who is restrained.”
SLED and federal agents are investigating whether or not the former deputy, Oddie Tribble, violated the inmate’s right by hitting him in the legs more than two dozen times.
Duh his rights were violated. It’s long overdue that any law enforcement agency conducts some kind of investigation on inmate abuse by the ones wearing badges. It is unfortunate these kinds of things happen, but I’m sure the public only hears about a fraction of these offenses. Police officers have a way of taking advantage of their power and abusing their authority to execute a harmful agenda. I hope this guy gets locked up and receives the same treatment he’s been dishing out.
Read the full story here.
Watch the beating here: