- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A judge in Oklahoma County has dismissed the case against two former jail officers who had been charged with assault and battery.

Former detention officers Jose Botello and John Jacobson were accused of assaulting inmate Cortez Meadows, injuring his head, shoulders, wrist and back. But after hearing testimony Thursday, Special Judge James Croy dismissed the case, saying there wasn’t enough evidence to move forward.

Both Botello and Jacobson told Oklahoma City television station KOKH (https://bit.ly/SGuE1p ) that their supervisor had cleared them on the spot, saying the incident didn’t constitute an excessive use of force. But the men said they later learned that Meadows had complained, leading to the investigation.

Botello and Jacobson were fired after charges were filed. The county says it followed all investigative procedures and declined further comment.

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Information from: KOKH-TV, https://www.fox25.net

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