Man Who Claims Beating While In Police Custody Files Suit

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A lawsuit has been filed against the Fayette County Detention Center by a 24-year-old man who claims he was beaten by four Lexington jail officers last summer.

Scott Howe claims in the suit that while he was being processed into the jail, four unnamed correction officers roughed him up. He claims they injured his foot, tearing the nail on his big toe and struck his head, causing a concussion.

Court documents say Howe was handcuffed at the time.

F-B-I officials have said they are investigating whether officers at the jail have used excessive force on inmates. An FBI spokesman says no one has been charged.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by concerned Location: ky on Jul 19, 2007 at 05:19 AM
    I agree John... It happens on a daily basis and not all cops are doing it but some are abusing their authority. They get that I am the Law! complex and it goes to their head. Think they are above, steps need to be taken to start weeding them out. But, in their defense they are trained to be rude I do believe because out of safety they have to assume everyone is criminal, dangerous, and potentially are packing a deadly weapon... There are some really great cops out there though that have a soul and compassion.
  • by john Location: london on Jul 18, 2007 at 02:59 PM
    cops do stuff like that on a daily basis.they abuse their authority with little to no consiquences.Of course,im not talking about all cops,but certainly a good percentage of them.Its normally the guy that has a complex over being small or not having been very popular.its a serious problem,but I do believe small steps have been taken to correct it.
  • by Damon Location: Combs on Jul 18, 2007 at 11:23 AM
    Inmates should not have done something stupid enough to be there in the first place. Take your punishment.


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