Civil Rights Charges For Pepper Spray Incident

A federal grand jury has indicted 26-year-old former Muskogee County Jail detention officer Jerrod Porter Lane on civil rights charges for pepper spraying a fully restrained victim, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. From a press release:

Lane is charged with violating the civil rights of the victim for spraying him with Oleoresin Capsicum (OC or pepper spray) on Oct.1, 2011, while the victim was fully restrained. Lane is also charged with falsifying both his own incident report and the report of a fellow jailer when Lane falsely wrote that the victim was physically resisting and that the victim was not restrained at the time Lane dispensed his pepper spray.

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