Corrections officers are suspended
The warden who oversees the state Central Booking and Intake Center in Baltimore and seven other corrections employees have been suspended because of the alleged use of excessive force that left a female detainee hospitalized, Maryland corrections officials said.
Officials said a 26-year-old woman, who faced minor charges and was detained at the facility Jan. 8, was taken to a hospital for injuries not considered lifethreatening after the alleged abuse, according to a release from the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Warden Naomi Williams, the facility’s top official, a major and six correctional officers, remain on administrative leave as an internal investigative unit looks into the incident.
Assistant Warden Carolyn Scruggs is the acting warden during the investigation. The other employees were not identified.