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Cop Arrested After Pepper Spraying Teen in Cell

A Donna police sergeant who allegedly fired pepper spray on a 17-year-old jail inmate last week was arrested on brutality charges by Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies Monday evening.

The alleged attack on Donna High School student Jonathan Morales occurred at the city police department’s holding cell last week.

Donna city officials turned over surveillance video of the attack to Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño.

Sheriff’s investigators arrested the police sergeant on three class A misdemeanor counts — official oppression, assault and violating the civil rights of a person in custody. Officials refused to release the arrested sergeant’s identity pending an arraignment scheduled for this morning.

Donna school district police arrested the student last week for fighting on the high school campus, Treviño said. School district police turned the teen over to the cit

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Added: Jan-25-2011 Occurred On: Jan-17-2011
By: jbpnw
Tags: caught on tape, cctv, security camera, police brutality, cop arrested, pepper spraying teen, jail, cell
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