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Former inmate who was assaulted by correctional officer receives $750,000 settlement

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Robin Smith (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Robin Smith (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A man who was severely beaten by an Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center correctional officer in 2012 reached a settlement with Richland County Wednesday, his lawyer tells WIS.

Attorney Dick Harpootlian tells WIS that a settlement of $750,000 was reached between Robert Sweeper, III and Richland County.

Sweeper was arrested in 2012 on a trespassing charge when former correctional officer Robin Smith twisted Sweeper's arm and kicked him in his cell, according to court documents.

Sweeper spent months in the hospital.

Smith was subsequently fired and is now serving a two year sentence in federal prison for the assault.

Harpootlian said Thursday they have two other pending lawsuits in regards to the beating of his client.

One is against Correct Care Solutions, a national company that provides healthcare for correctional facilities, including the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

The second lawsuit is against the physician who was responsible for seeing Sweeper before he was brought into the facility as well as treating him after the beating took place.

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