Nov. 8 (Bulletinstandard) — A Louisiana jury on Thursday convicted a former supervisor at a state penitentiary in Angola for beating a handcuffed inmate.
After the three-day trial, the jury convicted Daniel Davis, 41, of concocting a canopy story, submitting false experiences containing that cowl story, tampering with witnesses and mendacity beneath oath.
“Charged with defending the civil rights of others, to incorporate these in custody, is a accountability the FBI takes very significantly,” Eric J. Rommal, FBI New Orleans Particular Agent in Cost stated in a press release. “Regulation enforcement officers and correctional officers performing beneath the colour of legislation should guarantee an individual’s civil rights usually are not violated. The jury’s resolution right now reinforces the FBI’s dedication that civil rights and shade of legislation violations won’t be tolerated.”
Davis obtained a conviction on 4 counts of obstruction in a previous trial for conspiring with different officers to provide you with a false story to cowl up the identical inmate’s beating.
4 different officers pleaded responsible to the coverup and the beating, the place together with Davis, they kicked, punched and stomped the inmate in 2016.
The beating left the inmate with a bloody eye, a dislocated shoulder, a collapsed lung and damaged ribs.
The decide has not set a sentencing date. Davis may face a most penalty of 5 years in federal jail on the conspiracy and perjury counts, plus 10 years on the extreme power rely and 20 years on every of the remaining obstruction counts.
“Mr. Davis abused the justice system by beating an inmate, writing false experiences, and utilizing his affect and energy as a corrections officer to encourage others to lie,” stated Assistant Lawyer Normal Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division in a press release. “The Justice Division will proceed to prosecute correctional officers who violate federal felony legislation.”