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6 new cameras to arrive at jail after inmate beating

CHARGED: Olympia Tuten (Source: Richland County) CHARGED: Olympia Tuten (Source: Richland County)
CHARGED: Robin Smith (Source: Richland County) CHARGED: Robin Smith (Source: Richland County)
CHARGED: Todd Hollins (Source: Richland County) CHARGED: Todd Hollins (Source: Richland County)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center is installing six additional cameras near a jail unit where an inmate was beaten by a correction officer in late February.

Robin Smith, 37, of Columbia, is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature; and Todd Andrew Hollins, 51, and Olympia Latoya Tuten, 36, are each charged with obstruction of justice for their involvement in the alleged beating of 51-year-old Robert Sweeper.

Sweeper, who was an inmate in the special housing unit at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, was allegedly beaten by Smith. Richland County sheriff's deputies were called to Palmetto Health Richland on Feb. 15 by hospital employees who said Sweeper was brought to the hospital by jail personnel the same day, according to a sheriff's office incident report.

Sweeper had a collapsed lung, two broken ribs on the right side of his torso and a fracture to his vertebrae, the report said. 

Investigators said Hollins and Tuten failed to report the incident and lied to detectives about the events that took place during and following the alleged beating.

Jail staff said Monday four additional cameras will be installed in the unit, totaling six inside that area, as well as two additional cameras in the hallway outside of the unit.

Smith, Hollins and Tuten were each terminated from employment at the jail, as well as four other detention center employees, Troy Rose, Russell Sutton, Timothy Herald and Corretta Dansby.

Sweeper was incarcerated on trespassing charges Feb. 7. He filed a lawsuit against Richland County on April 11 for personal injury and is represented by attorney Dick Harpootlian.

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