New Mexico officer gets probation for kicking inmate
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico corrections officer has pleaded no contest for punching and kicking an inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center.
KRQE-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, reports Christopher Facey was sentenced Monday to supervised probation for one year in connection with roughing up an inmate in 2016. He was charged with aggravated battery without great bodily harm.
Prosecutors say Facey was caught on camera punching and kicking one of the male inmates.
According to Facey’s attorney, that inmate had repeatedly yelled racial slurs at Facey, who is black, and taunted him about his race on at least 15 separate occasions.
Officials say the inmate received a $70,000 settlement from Bernalillo County.
Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com