A detention officer in Fulton County, Georgia, is facing multiple felony charges after he allegedly assaulted inmates at the Fulton County Jail on Sunday and then failed to accurately report what happened, according to officials.
Detention Officer Demarcus Whatley, 25, is charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault, three felony counts of cruelty to inmates, four felony counts of violation of oath by a public officer, one count of false statements and writings, concealment of facts, and fraudulent documents, and one count of reckless conduct. He is behind bars with no bond.
Officials said the Jail Investigation Unit began looking into Whatley after receiving an emergency inmate grievance against him, FOX 5 Atlanta reported.
After analyzing video footage, it was determined that he used excessive force on three inmates during an incident on Sunday and failed to accurately report it.
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“Detention officers have the responsibility of treating those in their custody humanely and with respect,” Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat said in a statement.
He continued: “When an officer deviates from this duty, they must be held accountable. The Fulton…