Cuyahoga County Jail officer chokes praying inmate

A Cuyahoga County Jail officer accused of attacking a praying inmate was suspended without pay for five days.

Christopher Perdue, who has been a corrections officer for one year and is a member of the Special Response Team, was issued the discipline for “unnecessary contact” with an inmate.

He will serve his suspension the week of March 17. Adam Chaloupka, the attorney for the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, said the union plans on fighting the suspension by taking it to arbitration.

The incident happened about 9 p.m. Nov. 3 as the inmate prayed between two beds in a cell that wasn’t his so he could face east, the records say.

Perdue asked him to move and gave him several other areas to pray, the records say. Perdue asked for help from a supervisor as the inmate refused to move.

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By: Juggernaut (19523.20)

Tags: Wtf, use of force, police officer chokes inmate,

Location: Ohio