The Ohio Division of Rehabilitation & Correction has reportedly despatched a discover of elimination to seven workers — 5 corrections officers, a supervisor and a licensed nurse — following an investigation into the demise of 55-year-old inmate Michael McDaniel, who died in custody.
In keeping with WBNS, guards used extreme and unjustified pressure towards an inmate earlier than he died in custody in February.
The Franklin County Coroner’s workplace declared McDaniel’s demise a murder, ruling the trigger as a “stress-induced sudden cardiac demise.”
Video launched by the ODRC exhibits an altercation that started when McDaniel was in his cell. Despite the fact that there’s no sound, investigators say he was yelling. Two officers then approached McDaniels for a “focused search” earlier than opening his cell and pulling him out.
In paperwork launched by the ODRC, the company says Lt. Bruce Brown “took no steps” to cease McDaniel from falling to the bottom and didn’t name for help from the medical employees to move him, WBNS studies.
After McDaniel was taken to the med bay, data say Jamie Dukes, a licensed nurse, signed a doc claiming McDaniel refused care.
“Nonetheless, Ms. Dukes was not within the room to really hear Inmate McDaniel refuse therapy,” the data state. The company subsequently famous that McDaniel by no means refused therapy and Dukes was additionally terminated Friday.
Officers say three different employees concerned within the incident beforehand resigned. A county prosecutor nonetheless has a choice to make in relation to submitting any felony prices.