Federal prison guard indicted for beating inmate in Texas
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A former federal prison guard is facing criminal charges for allegedly beating an inmate at an East Texas facility and then falsifying a report about it.
A federal grand jury indicted Tavoris Bottley Wednesday with deprivation of rights and falsification of records over a 2017 incident at a prison complex in Beaumont.
The indictment says Bottley repeatedly punched an inmate in the head and then omitted that fact from a report, instead writing the inmate tried to assault staff.
Christopher Boss, president of the correctional officer's union at Beaumont, says that Bottley resigned a couple months ago. An attorney for the 33-year-old former guard did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A Bureau of Prisons spokesman said the agency could not provide any immediate comment Thursday afternoon.
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