Jail Security official charged in Pennsylvania for pepper spraying inmate’s genitals
For alleged pepper spraying an inmate’s genital, A Pennsylvania county jail security official has been placed on leave and charged with assault.
According to Scranton Times-Tribune, the alleged incident involving Lackawanna County jail Sergeant Scott Blume happened on September. But it never came to light until the inmate wrote a letter to a judge complaining about it on October 18. A criminal complaint received by District Attorney Shane Scanlon
A criminal complaint received by District Attorney Shane Scanlon says that the incident happened after the inmate became intoxicated from alcohol brewed out of a leftover fruit. It is reported that that Mr Blume made the inmate to change clothes so that he could be placed in restrictive housing.
When the inmate refused to change, the officer sprayed through a jail door opening.
Mr Scanalon said that he filed the charges because he thought the force was not necessary.
On Tuesday, Mr Blume’s refused to comment on the incident. Mr Blume is facing disciplinary hearing and could be fired.
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