Criminal Law

Former Jail Employees in West Virginia Indicted in Connection With Death of an Incarcerated Man

Five former correctional officers in West Virginia were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday in connection with the 2022 death of an incarcerated man who was beaten while handcuffed and restrained in an interview room and later a jail cell.

All five officers, as well as a former lieutenant, are also charged with trying to cover up their actions, the U.S. Justice Department said.

The indictments in West Virginia’s southern U.S. District Court come weeks after two different West Virginia corrections officers pleaded guilty to a felony conspiracy charge stemming from the fatal beating of the same inmate, 37-year-old Quantez Burks.

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