COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Four Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center officers have been placed on administrative leave without pay after an inmate was allegedly assaulted by another detention center officer.
According to Richland County spokesperson Stephany Snowden, the country has policies set in place when officers use force against an inmate, and the four officers had knowledge of the situation and failed to report it.
Deputies arrested 37-year-old corrections officer Robin Smith and charged him with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department says Smith and other officers entered an unidentified inmate's cell and assaulted the man because he refused to follow the officers' instructions.
Smith was terminated by the county.