Former security guard gets jail for punching inmate, false reports

ATLANTA – A former federal prison guard in Atlanta is condemned for use of excessive force against an inmate and then trying to cover up the crime.

Court records show 44-year-old Gregory from McLeod East Monday was sentenced to serve a year and eight months in federal prison.

McLeod was a lieutenant and the supervisor at the AMERICAN Prison in Atlanta. Federal prosecutors said in a press release that McLeod strip-searched an inmate in his office in front of the other three guards. When the inmate complained, the search was too long, the public prosecutor said, McLeod struck the inmate in the face.

When he pleaded guilty in November, McLeod admitted to the use of excessive force in the battle of the prisoner’s constitutional rights and impeding the investigation by writing two false reports about the incident.

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