Records: Jailer repeatedly used stun gun on inmate
PELL CITY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama correctional officer is accused of repeatedly using a stun gun on an inmate who was kicking a cell door.
Citing court records, WBMA-LD reports Rodney Channing Peoples is charged with depriving the rights of a prisoner in a jail cell while under the color of law. Records say the former St. Clair County Jail worker opened the cell door in January 2017 and shocked the inmate six times within a minute.
They say Peoples stopped shocking the fallen inmate when the inmate said he wouldn’t kick the door again. Peoples wasn’t authorized to use a stun gun.
He’s set to appear in federal court Thursday.