UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Prince George’s County deputy sheriff and a county corrections officer have been indicted on charges stemming from the assault of a jail inmate.
County prosecutors announced charges Thursday against George Rogers, a deputy sheriff, and corrections officer David Nkemtitah.READ MORE: Some Teens May Get A Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Soon, But Younger Kids Might Not Get One At All
Prosecutors say Rogers in February beat up an inmate he was processing in the jail, taking him at one point into a search room to continue the assault.
Nkemtitah is accused of closing the door of the room in what prosecutors say was an attempt to conceal the assault.READ MORE: Woman Struck And Killed In West Baltimore
Both are charged with misconduct in office, and Rogers also was charged with second-degree assault.
A lawyer for Rogers said he hadn’t yet seen the evidence. It wasn’t immediately clear if Nkemtitah has a lawyer, and no telephone listing could be found.MORE NEWS: Maryland Horse Racing Regulators Question Laurel Park Executives After 8 Horses Die In 2 Months; Track To Remain Closed To Racing
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