Update: Ohio Jail Guards Caught Beating Inmate on Video Found Not Guilty

Lawrence County Ohio Jail AbuseAfter deliberating three days, jurors have returned with a “not guilty” verdict in the case of three Lawrence County corrections officers who were shown on video beating, kicking, and choking an inmate who was restrained throughout. Jeremy S. Hanshaw, Ronald S. Hatfield and Jason D. Mays had been facing federal charges after other jail employees witnessed them assaulting Larry Kinstler, even though he was handcuffed and at other times confined to a “restraint chair,” as well as a paramedics’ stretcher.

Via the Ironton Tribune:

The three former corrections officers at the Lawrence County Jail have been found not guilty on all counts in a federal trial where they had been accused of mistreatment of an inmate.

The verdicts came after three days of deliberation in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio in Cincinnati.

Jeremy S. Hanshaw, Ronald S. Hatfield and Jason D. Mays were indicted following an Aug. 19, 2014, incident in which the three were alleged to have mistreated an inmate, Larry Kinstler, who was booked into the jail on a disorderly conduct charge.

Lawrence County Corrections Officers ChargedAll three were charged with conspiracy against rights and deprivation against rights under the color of the law and aiding and abetting. The indictment alleged the three men “willfully combined, conspired and agreed with one another to injure, oppress, threaten and intimidate (Kinstler) in the right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by one acting under the color of law.”

Hatfield and Mays were charged with knowingly covering up evidence while Hanshaw was charged with falsifying a use of force report and an incident report.

The entire incident was captured on the jail’s surveillance video. That video can be viewed at the bottom of this post. Previous posts on the CopBlock Network related to this case can be found here and here.

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