Former Beaumont prison guard indicted for allegedly beating inmate

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A federal grand jury indicted a former federal prison guard last week on charges connected to his alleged beating of an inmate at a Beaumont prison and then the falsifying of a report about the incident.

Tavoris Bottley, 33, allegedly punched an inmate in the head repeatedly in 2017 and omitted that information from his report, claiming instead that the inmate attempted to assault staff at the Federal Correctional Complex in Beaumont, the Associated Press reported.

The grand jury indicted Bottley on charges of deprivation of rights and falsification of records.

The president of the correctional officers’ union at Beaumont, Christopher Boss, told the Associated Press that Bottley resigned earlier this year. An attorney representing Bottley didn’t respond to the AP’s request for comment, and a Bureau of Prison spokesperson said he could not comment on the case.

If convicted, Bottley faces up to 30 years in prison on the charges and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count, the Beaumont Enterprise reported.

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