Florida Jail Deputy Arrested For Kicking Inmate

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A deputy at a Florida jail was arrested after he made a prisoner drop to the ground and do pushups as discipline for tossing a cookie and after that kicked the prisoner in the side when he paused, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.

The occurrence happened in January when prisoner Mario Christo and two different inmates who were doled out to a team in the county jail’s kitchen were purging waste into a dumpster.

The incident wasn’t reported to the sheriff’s Internal Affairs division until a week ago when Christo was discharged on April 16. Christo told officers that he was placing the trash into a dumpster when he hurled a treat to a bird. Deputy James Moran, 57, examined Christo concerning tossing the treat and punished him by guiding him to complete 50 push-ups.

The occurrence was caught on surveillance camera, and it demonstrates Christo do half of the ordered number of pushups before he gets tired and stops. Moran is found in the video approaching Christo and kicking him once in the side.

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