KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Four former corrections officers at a jail in Missouri's Jackson County are accused in a federal indictment of assaulting a shackled inmate, violating his civil rights.
The four-count indictment unsealed Friday in Kansas City accuses Terrance Dooley Jr., Jen-I Pulos, Travis Hewitt and Dakota Pearce.
The indictment says Hewitt and Pearce were Jackson County Detention Center sergeants while Dooley and Pulos were on a team that intervenes in inmate altercations and neutralizes threats.
The indictment alleges the four carried out a planned attack on an inmate in retaliation for his altercation with another officer.
The indictment says the inmate was handcuffed, shackled and confined when punched and struck.