Six more former jail guards are accused in the beating death of pretrial defendant Quantez Burks

Posted on AllSides November 30th, 2023
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Six former West Virginia corrections officers have been indicted in the beating death of Quantez Burks, a pretrial defendant at Southern Regional Jail, in a “blind spot” not monitored by a surveillance system after he was restrained, handcuffed and in the custody of multiple officers. Five of the officers are accused of playing direct roles in his death, depriving Burks of his civil rights, while another is accused of taking part in a coverup. The six corrections officers join two others who already pleaded guilty earlier this month to depriving...

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