CLEVELAND (AP) — Two former corrections officers at a troubled county jail in Cleveland were sentenced Monday in an assault on a female inmate strapped to a restraint chair.
Idris-Farid Clark, 33, was sentenced in a Cleveland courtroom to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in January to attempted felonious assault, extortion and unlawful restraint.
Robert Marsh, 45, received 30 days in jail. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in November. Marsh’s plea deal called for him to resign and testify in other trials involving corrections officers.
Messages seeking comment were left with the men’s attorneys.
Prosecutors from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office said the two former Cuyahoga County corrections officers assaulted inmate Chantelle Glass in July 2018.
Marsh was accused of striking Glass in the face while Clark was charged with grabbing her hair and spraying pepper foam in her face for six seconds. Clark also was accused of trying to extort a co-worker by threatening to release an incriminating video unless the co-worker agreed to testify for him.
The assault was recorded in a jail surveillance video.
The case resulted from a state investigation of the jail, which was cited for inhumane conditions by the U.S. Marshals Service in a November 2018 report.