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Grand Jury Indicts Five Cuyahoga County Corrections Center Officers

4/8/2019

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) — A Cuyahoga County grand jury has indicted five corrections officers from the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center for their actions in three separate incidents.

Idris-Farid Clark and Robert P. Marsh were indicted for offenses that occurred on July 16, 2018. Clark sprayed an inmate with pepper foam after the inmate had been placed in a restraint chair by Marsh, who also assaulted the inmate.

  • Clark is charged with Felonious Assault (F2), Assault (M1), Interfering with Civil Rights (M1) and Unlawful Restraint (M3)
  • Marsh is charged with Assault (M1), Interfering with Civil Rights (M1) and Unlawful Restraint (M3)
Martin Devring was indicted for offenses that occurred on August 28, 2018. Devring was the correction officer on duty. He failed to secure a portion of the facility and falsified record logs by stating that the entire pod was secure when, in fact, an inmate was in medical distress.
  • Devring is charged with Tampering with Records (F3), Dereliction of Duty (M2) and Interfering with Civil Rights (M1)
Nicholas D. Evans and Timothy M. Dugan were indicted for offenses that occurred on March 22, 2019. Evans and Dugan used excessive and unreasonable force against an inmate in a restraint chair. The inmate was later diagnosed with a concussion.
  • Evans is charged with Felonious Assault (F2), Unlawful Restraint (M3), Tampering with Evidence (F3) and Interfering with Civil Rights (M1, 2 counts)
  • Dugan is charged with Felonious Assault (F2), Unlawful Restraint (M1) and Interfering with Civil Rights (M1, 2 counts)

The Special Prosecutions section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting each case.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Steve Irwin: 614-728-5417

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