Jail Video Becomes Key Piece of Evidence in Excessive Force Case

Three Lawrence County (Ohio) corrections officers are facing trial for their alleged abuse of power toward a detainee. In the video, captured in the booking area of the jail, the officers can be seen hitting, choking, smothering and slamming the detainee to the ground as he was handcuffed and even strapped to both a chair and gurney at one point.

The video has become a key piece of evidence in the ongoing trial.

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