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Md. Warden, Officers On Leave During Force Probe

BALTIMORE (AP) — The warden of the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, a major and six corrections officers are on administrative leave while officials investigate allegations of excessive force being used against a detainee.

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services announced Friday evening that the eight employees will be on leave pending the outcome of the internal investigative unit’s probe.

Officials say a 26-year old woman, who was brought into Central Booking on minor charges on Jan. 8, was taken to a local hospital after the alleged incident and later released with no life-threatening injuries.

The Division of Pretrial Detention and Services, which operates Central Booking and the Baltimore City Detention Center, has begun an administrative review.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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