Video Shows Lawrence County Corrections Officers Beating and Choking Inmate

Lawrence County Corrections Officers Charged
Lawrence County Jail AbuseA thirty-five minute surveillance video has been released as part of the evidence during the trial of three former corrections officers in Lawrence County Ohio for excessive force. Corrections Officers Jeremy S. Hanshaw, Ronald S. Hatfield and Jason D. Mays can be seen beating, kicking, choking, and smothering an inmate continuously throughout that video. That inmate, Larry Kinstler, was restrained the entire time. Initially, he was in handcuffs while in subsequent assaults he was fully restrained and unable to move at all.

Previously, a shortened version of the video was released (both versions are embedded below) that only showed the initial beating by the guards. The full video includes two more instances where he is beaten. Those consist of him being choked while strapped into a “restraint chair” and again being beaten and choked while strapped down to a paramedics’ stretcher. There’s no sound on the surveillance footage, but the video speaks for itself.

Lawrence County Ohio Jail AbuseThe three officers are each charged with conspiring to deprive, and depriving an arrestee of civil rights while acting under the color of law as deputies of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. They were indicted on federal charges in January and are currently on trial for those charges. They each face up to ten years in prison if they are found guilty. Kinstler was in the Lawrence County Jail as a result of being arrested for the minor offense of disorderly conduct after getting drunk during the “Rally on the River,” an annual motorcycle rally in Ironton, OH.

Click Banner to learn more about filming the police
Click Banner to learn more about filming the police

Full Video

Are you a LEO? Click the banner above if you are!
Are you a LEO? Click the banner above if you are!

Edited (Shortened) Video


Law Enforcement Challenge Coin A Thin Blue Line Matthew 5:9 Officers Prayer picture

Law Enforcement Challenge Coin A Thin Blue Line Matthew 5:9 Officers Prayer

$9.86



Law Enforcement Challenge Coin Police Teamwork I Got Your Six Collectible Token picture

Law Enforcement Challenge Coin Police Teamwork I Got Your Six Collectible Token

$10.79



PBA FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORTER CAR GOLD POLICE LICENSE TAG SHIELD PLATE   picture

PBA FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORTER CAR GOLD POLICE LICENSE TAG SHIELD PLATE

$30.00



Law Enforcement Challenge Coin Dog Tag St Michael Silver Officer Prayer Gift picture

Law Enforcement Challenge Coin Dog Tag St Michael Silver Officer Prayer Gift

$9.86



10PC Police Officer Challenge Coin US Spartan Warrior Law Enforcement picture

10PC Police Officer Challenge Coin US Spartan Warrior Law Enforcement

$16.99



U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORTER GOLD CAR WINDOW PBA SHIELD SET FreeHolder picture

U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORTER GOLD CAR WINDOW PBA SHIELD SET FreeHolder

$180.00



KABAR - TDI LAW ENFORCEMENT CLIP-BLACK  BLACK TDI CLIP 1480CLIP picture

KABAR - TDI LAW ENFORCEMENT CLIP-BLACK BLACK TDI CLIP 1480CLIP

$11.64



FLETC - Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Decal, Police, Federal Agent picture

FLETC - Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Decal, Police, Federal Agent

$3.99



Law Enforcement Challenge Coin Police Teamwork Got Your Back Squad Collectible picture

Law Enforcement Challenge Coin Police Teamwork Got Your Back Squad Collectible

$9.86



Police Law Enforcement POLICE Lanyard Keychain LEO picture

Police Law Enforcement POLICE Lanyard Keychain LEO

$7.29



Kelly W. Patterson

a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, who's been very active in local grassroots activism, as well as on a national level during his extensive travels. He's also the founder/main contributor of Nevada CopBlock, Editor/contributor at CopBlock.org and designed the Official CopBlock Press Passes. ____________________________________________________________________________ If you appreciate Kelly's contributions to CopBlock, consider donating to the CopBlock Network and/or visiting the CopBlock Store. ____________________________________________________________________________ Connect with Kelly at these social networks; Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.