ATLANTA (AP) – Sheriff’s officials say three jail guards in Georgia have been charged with battery and violating their oath of office in the beating of a Black detainee at a county jail that was recorded by security cameras.
The Camden County Sheriff’s Office announced the charges against Mason Garrick, Braxton Massey and Ryan Biegel on Tuesday and said the three have been arrested and booked into jail.
Spokesman Capt. Larry Bruce said the three deputies are white.
It was not immediately clear whether they had attorneys.
Security cameras recorded guards in September repeatedly punching 41-year-old Jarrett Hobbs in the head and neck after rushing into his cell.