Corrections Officer Charged With Slamming Head

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Marion County corrections officer has been charged with misdemeanor battery after authorities say he slammed a suspect’s head into a concrete wall.

Jail records show Charles Broaderick was arrested on Tuesday. He was released on $2,000 and is now on unpaid suspension. Jail records don’t list an attorney.

A surveillance video released by the sheriff’s office shows Broaderick slamming the suspect’s head into the wall. The suspect was handcuffed with his back to the wall.

The arrest affidavit says James Duckworth was intoxicated when he made a spitting noise. Broaderick pulls Duckworth by his shirt, grabs his throat and then slams his head into the wall. Broaderick told him: “You don’t spit at officers.” The affidavit says Duckworth appears to be unconscious and there was blood on the wall.

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