Richmond County Deputies charged with assaulting inmate
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WFXG) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has issued warrants for two of their own, charging the deputies with the assault of an inmate.
According to the sheriff's office, the Internal Affairs Division was made aware on Feb. 24 that an inmate filed a grievance against deputies Gerardo Sanchez, Jr. and Joshua Jackson. The grievance alleged that the deputies had assaulted the inmate the night before. The sheriff's office says they obtained video that showed the assault happen.
The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Division and investigators obtained warrants for the deputies' arrest. They are both charged with simple battery and violation of oath of office.
Sheriff Richard Roundtree plans to host a media conference Wednesday morning to address this incident and other recent arrests of sheriff's office employees.
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