Corrections of­fi­cers are sus­pended

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER -

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.

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