The U.S. has charged a former Alabama prison supervisor with using excessive force against 2 inmates. Department of Justice on Tuesday.
Mohammad Shahid Jenkins was indicted for assaulting two prisoners in an attack in which he hit them with chemical spray. He is also accused of misleading investigators regarding one incident.
Jenkins may not have a lawyer to speak for him.
Jenkins is accused of denying the inmates their right to be without excessive force.
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Jenkins is accused in a 2022 incident of hitting an inmate with a kick, striking him with his can of chemical spray, and striking him with his shoe. Jenkins is charged with spraying chemical spray on an inmate multiple times, hitting him with a can and striking him with his shoe in a 2021 incident.
The Department of Justice stated in a news release that both men sustained injuries in the incidents.
Jenkins was also indicted for two obstruction-related offenses. He was accused of falsifying a prison incident log about the 2022 incident, and then misleading conduct towards federal agents interviewing him.
The Alabama prison system is currently being sued by the Department of Justice. It accuses the state of housing male prisoners in dangerous and violent conditions.