BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office says a Baltimore City Corrections Officer has been indicted for allegedly assaulting an inmate.
The City State’s Attorney’s office says DPSCS correctional officer Sergeant Chance Hellum was indicted by a Baltimore City Grand Jury on April 25 and is being charged with one count of Assault in the Second Degree and one count of misconduct in the office.
The City State’s Attorney’s office says this case will be prosecuted by the Major Investigations Unit, within the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City.
The indictment stems from an alleged physical attack on an inmate that occurred on September 21, 2016 at Baltimore City Central Booking and Intake Center.
“The criminal justice system needs reform internally and externally,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services initiated and conducted the investigation of the allegation as part of the City Corrections Investigative Unit (CCIU).
“I’m glad that our partners at the DPSCS recognize that in order to build the public’s trust we must demonstrate a willingness to investigate and act on our own misconduct,” says Mosby.