A former jailer has been charged with misdemeanor assault for striking an inmate while working at the Harris County Jail.
Prosecutors say Carrington Phillips was captured on video arguing with a handcuffed inmate in October of 2015.
The jailer then pushed him, causing the inmate to fall and cut his head.
A grand jury indicted Phillips on Wednesday.
If convicted, Phillips faces a maximum punishment of one year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine.
His employment with the Harris County Sheriff's Office ended after the alleged incident.