BATON ROUGE – A once-high-ranking prison guard at Angola, previously convicted of an in depth cover-up of violence towards inmates, was convicted Thursday of committing that violence himself.
Daniel Davis, 41, was convicted Thursday on a federal cost of depriving an inmate of his civil right to be free from merciless and weird punishment by beating him while he was in handcuffs and leg shackles and was not preventing officers.
This week’s trial was the second time Davis had confronted a jury within the case. In January, he was discovered responsible of conspiring with other officers to misinform cowl up beatings, backing up the lies with false studies, tampering with witnesses and mendacity beneath oath. That jury couldn’t reach a unanimous conclusion on the civil rights cost.
4 other Angola correctional officers had pleaded responsible in the case.
Davis’ second trial started Monday and concluded Thursday evening. His sentencing date has not been set.
The inmate Davis attacked was sporting handcuffs and leg shackles when he was knocked face-first onto the floor. He was “punched, kicked, and stomped,” leaving him with a dislocated shoulder, broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a gash beneath his eye, based on a news launch from the US Lawyer’s Workplace.
The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, the FBI and the state Inspector Common’s workplace labored with the US Lawyer’s workplace in Baton Rouge on the case.
Eric J. Rommal, the particular agent in command of the FBI’s New Orleans office, stated regulation enforcement officers have to be held to account for his or her remedy of inmates.
“The jury’s choice immediately reinforces the FBI’s commitment that civil rights and shade of regulation violations won’t be tolerated,” he stated.