Detention Officer Accused of Assaulting Inmate
POSTED: Friday, February 27, 2009 - 7:27pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:23pm
Sheriff Richard Wiles Decides to Fire the Veteran Officer
36-year-old Jesus Javier Garcia bonded out of jail after Sheriff's Deputies arrested him for allegedly assaulting an inmate at the El Paso County Detention Center where he worked as a Detention Officer.
Investigators say Garcia shoved an inmate against a refrigerator in the jail's kitchen last September.
Sheriff Richard Wiles fired Garcia earlier this month after an investigation revealed the use of force wasn't necessary.
Wiles says Garcia, a 12 year veteran of the force, plans to appeal his termination with the Sheriff's Department.