4 former Missouri jail officers accused of attacking inmate
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Four former corrections officers at a jail in Missouri's Jackson County are accused in a federal indictment of assaulting a shackled inmate, violating his civil rights.
The four-count indictment unsealed Friday in Kansas City accuses Terrance Dooley Jr., Jen-I Pulos, Travis Hewitt and Dakota Pearce.
The indictment says Hewitt and Pearce were Jackson County Detention Center sergeants while Dooley and Pulos were on a team that intervenes in inmate altercations and neutralizes threats.
The indictment alleges the four carried out a planned attack on an inmate in retaliation for his altercation with another officer.
The indictment says the inmate was handcuffed, shackled and confined when punched and struck.
Messages were left Friday for attorneys for Hewitt and Pulos. Online court records don't show whether Dooley and Pearce have attorneys.