Guards at Baltimore Intake Convicted of Beating 26-Year-Old Female Prisoner
On April 27, 2012, a Baltimore jury convicted two intake guards – Larry Morris and Shannon Rivies -- of conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment after they beat a 26-year-old woman last year, according to city prosecutors.
The woman was beaten inside several areas of the state-run Central Booking and Intake Facility in Baltimore in January 2011, and treated for "broken blood vessels in the eyes, swollen lips, and a dislocated nostril," according to the Baltimore State Attorney's Office.
Morris, 43, who was an acting major when he beat the woman, was also found guilty of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, received 10 years, with all but 18 months suspended. Rivies, 25, received five years, with all but 90 days suspended.
Two other defendants – Aleesha Edmond, 23, and Kimberly Livingston, 32 – pleaded guilty earlier this year to assault charges and were scheduled for sentencing.
Eight other prison officials and Central Booking and Intake's acting warden were suspended after the beating. However, Terrence Taylor, a 24-year-old guard, was acquitted of any criminal wrongdoing.
Sources: Baltimore Sun
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