DOC: Corrections Sergeant Takes Elbow to the Face From Inmate in St. Cloud

DOC: Corrections Sergeant Takes Elbow to the Face From Inmate in St. Cloud Photo: Minnesota Department of Corrections

August 08, 2018 03:32 PM

The Minnesota Department of Corrections said a corrections sergeant at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud was elbowed in the face by an inmate early Wednesday afternoon.

DOC spokesperson Sarah Fitzgerald said via email that other officers responded immediately and restrained the offender, containing the situation. The sergeant was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.


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The assault occurred after the inmate had been processed in through intake and was taken to his living unit.

"Our highest priority at the Minnesota Department of Corrections is protecting the safety of our officers, staff and inmates," Fitzgerald said via email.

"We take any assault on a member of our staff extremely seriously. This incident, like any assault on our officers, will be fully investigated. The offender responsible will be held accountable. We thank the Corrections Officers whose immediate and professional response was essential in containing the situation and ensuring the safety of their colleague."

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The incident comes after a corrections officer was killed by an inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater on July 18.


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