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Milwaukee County correctional officer arrested for allegedly abusing inmate

Posted at 4:25 PM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 19:39:34-05

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee County Jail correctional officer has been arrested for abusing an inmate, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

The 43-year-old correctional officer was arrested for misconduct in public office and abuse of an inmate. Criminal charges are pending.

“Renegade staff will not be tolerated in the Sheriff's Office. I have made it clear that any allegations of misconduct will be investigated and brought to the District Attorney for potential charges," Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt said in a statement.  "I ordered the arrest of the corrections officer and will inform the public of the details when the District Attorney's Office completes their review.”

The officer was arrested over the weekend. Sheriff's detectives filed their reports with the District Attorney's Office Monday, the sheriff's office says.

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