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DA: Video Shows Guard Assaulting Inmate In Houston Jail

Employment with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office ended after the alleged incident.


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.

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