By Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Prosecutors say three former correctional officers in east Georgia accused of beating an inmate have been indicted.

Department of Justice principal deputy assistant attorney General Vanita Gupta said Wednesday that John Williams, Antonio Binns and Justin Washington were charged in the beating of an inmate called C.V. on Feb. 13, 2014. The three former officers were charged with civil rights violation.

Binns and Washington were also charged with obstruction of justice.

The indictment alleges that Washington, Binns and Williams assaulted the inmate while he was handcuffed behind his back. It also says that Binns and Williams wrote false reports covering up the assault.

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