Correctional Officer arrested, accused of beating inmate

Correctional Officer arrested, accused of beating inmate

POSTED: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 12:45pm

UPDATED: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 12:49pm

A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office correctional officer was arrested after he was accused of beating an inmate without provocation, Sheriff Newell Normand said.

A Jefferson Parish Correctional Center inmate told investigators that 21-year-old Jimmy Brown, of Metairie, hit him several times without any physical provocation on Sunday, Feb. 12.

The inmate reported that he and Brown exchanged words on an earlier date, and that Brown subsequently assaulted him during a routine roll check.

Brown was arrested and booked into the JPCC. He was charged with simple battery and malfeasance in office.

Brown was also fired. He had joined the JPSO and was assigned to the JPCC on Feb. 21, 2011.

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