Dayton Ohio City Manager Richard Helwig has reprimanded police officials for a "breakdown of command" that allowed allegations of police torture of a drug suspect to go unreported for six months.
Greer, a drug suspect, with a clothes iron several times at Greer's apartment on January 12 while another office, Ron Norton, held the suspect against a mattress. The confession, which followed months of denials by Gamble and other officers, came on July 6, and was disclosed in the July 18 issue of the Dayton Daily News. Helwig said it was the first he heard of the incident.
Gamble, Norton, and a third officer accused of lying about his knowledge of the brutality were fired.
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