Officers Shown Beating Restrained Inmate In Cuyahoga County Jail
Back in March two Cuyahoga County Jail officers, Nicholas Evans and Timothy Dugan, beat an inmate mercilessly and were later indicted for their actions. They were reportedly charged with felony assault, unlawful restraint, and two counts of interfering with civil rights, while Evans faced an additional charge of tampering with evidence. Now there is video footage that shows the officers’ brutal actions.
News 5 Cleveland reports:
“The indictments allege that on March 22, 2019, Evans and Dugan strapped an inmate to a restraint chair and unlawfully punched him in the head repeatedly, causing a concussion. The incident was recorded on a wall camera. On Thursday, that wall camera footage was released to News 5 – it clearly shows both officers punching the inmate repeatedly in the head as he sits in a restraint chair with both his arms bound with his mouth covered. The video shows the officers speaking to the inmate, but audio was not recorded. The indictments allege that Evans and Dugan left the inmate in the restraint chair for over two hours after beating him, instead of immediately transporting him to medical. Evan also allegedly turned off his vest camera so it would not capture audio and video of him and Dugan beating the inmate.”
Both officers reportedly pled not guilty…
Dugan pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing on April 10, and the judge set a $5,000 cash surety bond with GPS monitoring. Evans also pleaded not guilty and the judge set a $5,000 cash surety bond with GPS monitoring.
Watch the graphic video HERE if you can stomach it. We will continue to keep you updated.