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‘Done out of anger.’ Former Kentucky youth worker admits guilt in excessive force case

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2024
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A former worker at a Kentucky juvenile detention facility pleaded guilty in connection with breaking a 15-year-old boy’s arm. Nathaniel Lumpkins pleaded guilty to a federal charge of violating the teen’s Constitutional right to be free from excessive force. The incident happened in January 2019 at the Woodsbend Youth Development Center in Morgan County. Lumpkins responded to a call to help two other staffers who were trying to calm down a teen identified in the court record as L.J. Lumpkins instead escalated the situation, running between the workers and putting...

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