A Jacksonville corrections officer faces a number of costs after an investigation right into a report of extreme use of pressure on an inmate at Memorial Hospital in June, in line with the Florida Division of Corrections.
Brandon Scott Brewer was arrested Sept. 21 on one rely of battery on an inmate and one rely of official misconduct after the investigation carried out by the Workplace of Inspector Common.
An inmate, whose identify was redacted, advised authorities he was threatened by the officer June 7 about 6:50 a.m. whereas he was confined in a hospital room sporting leg irons hooked up to a mattress, in line with Brewer’s arrest warrant. The inmate stated about an hour later two officers entered the room with a nurse, however then the nurse was requested to go away.
The inmate stated Brewer then shut the door and commenced cursing at him and calling him a toddler molester, in accordance with the warrant. The inmate stated the officer then began slapping and punching him within the head, face and neck whereas he was hooked up to a coronary heart monitor and different medical gear after surgical procedure simply days earlier than.
Brewer filed an incident report and a use-of-pressure report that very same day the place he stated the inmate was belligerent, cursing and threatening bodily hurt towards him, based on Brewer’s arrest warrant. The use-of-pressure report went on to say the inmate threatened to kill the officer.
Brewer stated the inmate grabbed his shirt and pulled him down, and at that time he struck the inmate within the face with a closed fist to get him to cease.
Surveillance video exhibits Brewer leaving the room together with his shirt untucked and his shirt pocket flap hanging by the button, based on the warrant.
Throughout an interview after the incident, Officer Barney Offenberg stated he was within the room with Brewer and the inmate when he thought he heard somebody calling his identify, based on the warrant. Barney stated he seemed out the door, and when he turned again he noticed Brewer punching the inmate twice.
Offenberg stated he by no means heard the inmate threaten to kill Brewer, in accordance with the warrant.
The second officer stated Brewer advised him the inmate grabbed him, in accordance with the warrant, however the officer stated he didn’t consider Brewer.
The nurse informed investigators she heard a commotion within the room after she was advised to go away, in accordance with the warrant. She stated she tried to disregard the incident because it was occurring, and she or he observed the inmate had a bloody nostril, a laceration beneath his eye and…