Pr. George’s sheriff’s deputy, corrections officer indicted

A grand jury indicted a Prince George’s County sheriff’s deputy and corrections officer on Thursday for their alleged involvement in the beating of an inmate.

Sheriff’s deputy George Rodgers was indicted on charges of second-degree assault and misconduct in office for striking an inmate over the head and dragging him into an “isolated search room where he allegedly continued to assault him,” according to a news release from the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney.

The incident occurred in February as the inmate was being processed into jail. The inmate reportedly got into a verbal argument with officers before the assault, authorities said.

The grand jury also indicted corrections officer David Nkemtitah for misconduct in office for helping Rodgers hide the assault by closing the door of the search room, authorities said.

Lynh Bui is a Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.

local

crime

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Local

local

crime

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.