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Two Corrections Officers Arrested For Battery On Inmates, Lying About It

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Florida Department of Corrections

The Florida Department of Corrections has fired and arrested two officers, accused of using excessive use of force and falsely reporting it.

Last month, Suwannee Correctional officers Kiree Twiggs and Jo Ann Lopez reported they had to use chemical agents on two inmates who they claimed were fighting.

Lopez also slammed the inmates on the floor, after Twiggs restrained them without justification.

Both inmates, James Saunders and Robert Dunlow, refuted the officers’ stories.

And, the DOC’s Inspector General’s report says the inmate’s version of events was corroborated by eyewitness testimony as well as the inconsistent claims of the officers involved.

Both Twiggs and Lopez were arrested Wednesday.

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