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Exclusive: Officers at Cuyahoga County Jail appear to punch restrained inmate

The video raises more questions on jail oversight, while a dozen former employees have already been indicted.

CLEVELAND — There is more troubling surveillance video from the Cuyahoga County Jail.

Taken in March 2018, it appears to show two corrections officers repeatedly punching an inmate who is restrained.

In the video, officers Nicholas Evans and Timothy Dugan remove Terrance Debose from a cell and place him in isolation.

The reasons are unknown, and Debose appears to be restrained to a wheelchair.

Words appear to then be exchanged, before Evans appears to turn off his body camera and strike Debose again and again.

Dugan next enters and appears and hits him too.

The actions are so severe, Debose suffered a concussion.

A technician briefly enters the room, yet it is unclear if they are aware of the incident. According to an affidavit, Debose had been left alone for two hours.

His alleged abuse is just the latest to be released through WKYC Freedom of Information requests.

Earlier this month, video showed corrections officers pepper-spraying inmate Chantelle Glass while she was restrained.

On Tuesday, new video showed inmate Joseph Arquillo collapse from an overdose at the jail, only to be ignored for more than two hours.

He later died at the hospital.

The videos raise questions on jail oversight, while a dozen former jail employees have already been indicted.

Both Evans and Dugan were charged with assault, unlawful restraint, and interfering with civil rights.

They have pleaded not guilty.


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