- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former correctional officer at Louisiana State Prison at Angola has pleaded guilty in federal court to covering up the beating of a handcuffed-and-shackled inmate while he was being held in solitary confinement.

WAFB-TV (https://bit.ly/2e0iQXz ) reports Scott Kennedy entered the plea Tuesday.

A sentencing date has not been set, but he could face up to 10 years in prison for one count, 5 years for a second count, and up to $250,000 in fines for each count.

According to court documents, Kennedy is one of three guards accused of being involved with the incident, which happened in January 2014. Although Kennedy did not participate in the beating, he did plead guilty to plotting with the guards who committed the assault to cover it up.


Information from: WAFB-TV, https://wafb.com

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