Officers charged with jail beating

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ATLANTA --- Two Fulton County Jail officers were charged Thursday with violating an inmate's civil rights by beating him, then trying to cover it up during an FBI investigation.

One of the two sheriff's lieutenants was accused of striking the inmate while he was restrained in the jail's medical ward after earlier beatings on Aug. 9. The other allegedly told subordinates that any prisoners who touched them should be beaten so badly they would need to go to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The charges against Robert W. Hill Jr., 46, of Decatur and Earl Glenn, 47, of McDonough come a month after a former jail guard was charged with beating two inmates, including a mentally ill man who later died.

"We have a series of kind of overlapping investigations of assault of inmates by folks at the jail," U.S. Attorney David Nahmias said.

He said the investigations have been thwarted by some, and prosecutors want to send a message that obstructions will not be tolerated.

Lts. Hill and Glenn were released on $10,000 bonds after their hearings Thursday.

A federal grand jury indicted both men on charges of violating the civil rights of the unidentified inmate, obstructing justice, filing a false report and making false statements to federal agents.

The inmate was beaten several times Aug. 9, and was struck by Lt. Glenn in the jail medical unit, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Gray said. He said Lt. Glenn later approached potential witnesses and told them to "stick to the story."

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JENASIX
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JENASIX 04/24/09 - 06:09 am
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Bad cops,who deem they are

Bad cops,who deem they are above the law, are the pollution of society and need to be held accountable for their action.Good job! U.S.Attorney David Nahmias we need more like you.

reader54
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reader54 04/24/09 - 09:07 am
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Business as usual. If they

Business as usual. If they continue to get away with it, they will continue to do it.

justus4
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justus4 04/24/09 - 10:06 am
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The tip of the iceberg. This
Unpublished

The tip of the iceberg. This behavior is rapant and selective prosecution is probably at work here because thousands complain, but few are prosecuted. Why? It depends on the race of the inmate and the race of the cop. When minorities complain about beatings, the non-minority establishment resist any effort to prove their case against the cop, with legal loopholes, witness tampering, etc eventually stopping the investigation. If it's the other way round, the non-minority establishment actively works to find evidence against the cops (and records are kept & statements made) resulting in the printed story. This won't help police brutality, but gives an appearance of addressing the problem. Ha! Saw right through that one...

ListenAndLearn
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ListenAndLearn 04/24/09 - 05:38 pm
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justus, brilliant one. Add

justus, brilliant one. Add this to your bigoted rehetoric; What happens when it's a "non minority" that gets beat by a "non minority"? Or it's a "minority" that gets beaten by a "minority"? Ha! Saw right through you. "gives an appearance of addressing the problem". How low can you go? If it gets reported, it gets reported. If it doesn't , it doesn't. Just for your info, CO's aren't called cops (normally), they like to distance themselves from some the crap the likes of you throw at cops. That & their training is somewhat different from police. "They" already know what you've been convicted of, whereas cops sorta have to guess what you'll be convicted of. Both challenging situations that require a different approach. PS: Deliberately read this article because I knew your race-baiting azz would post.

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hurlyburly11 04/24/09 - 09:52 pm
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justus ...what about the

justus ...what about the inmate(crimial) who kicks and bites and punches and spits on the officer?...I say punch out their lights.......... then taser the thugs...................

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BarstoolDreamer 04/24/09 - 10:55 pm
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Justus...after reading your

Justus...after reading your one note post in here for about a year I wonder why you continue to live in such a racist county. If you are truely as upset as you claim you really should find somewhere else to live....unless, Like Sharpton and Jackson, if you lived wihout the illusion of racism you would not have a purpose.

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Tots 04/25/09 - 12:57 pm
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Dam good one btd

Dam good one btd

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