2 Ala. COs indicted on federal charges in beating of inmate

According to officials, the officers used their feet and a collapsible baton to assault the unnamed inmate

By Carol Robinson

ELMORE COUNTY, Ala. — Two state prison employees have been indicted in the assault of an inmate and for false statements made to investigators after the assault.

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced the five-count indictment again Staton Correctional Facility Sgt. Devlon Williams, 34, and correctional Officer Larry Managan Jr., 39.

Few details have been released about the incident, including when it happened. According to the DOJ release, the officers used their feet and a collapsible baton to assault the unnamed inmate. Additionally, authorities said, Managan walked on the inmate.

Both were charged with making false statements about the assault to a state investigator, and Williams was charged with making a false statement about the assault in an official report.

ADOC officials didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The status of their employment wasn’t available.

Williams faces a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison. Managan faces a maximum of 40 years in prison. This case is being investigated by the FBI’s Mobile Division and ADOC’s Law Enforcement Services Division.

It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Counts of the Middle District of Alabama, Special Legal Counsel Mark Blumberg and Trial Attorney David Reese of the Civil Rights Division.


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