- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three former guards at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola have been indicted for beating a handcuffed and shackled inmate and conspiring to cover it up.

According to Wednesday’s indictment, former Maj. Daniel Davis, of Loranger; John Sanders and James Savoy, both former captains and both of Marksville, beat an inmate then created a false story to hide the alleged misconduct.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release to corroborate their stories the men instructed subordinates to clean the inmate’s blood before investigators could document it, falsified reports, ordered subordinates to lie to investigators and they lied under oath in a civil proceeding arising from the incident.

A fourth former officer, Capt. Scotty Kennedy, of Beebe, Arkansas, pleaded guilty Tuesday for his role in the incident.

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