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Former jail officer charged with using excessive force

June 2, 2022 GMT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former corrections officer at a Kentucky jail has been charged in federal court with using excessive force, officials said.

Darrell Taylor, 32, was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Louisville on one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett said in a statement.

The indictment accuses Taylor of using unreasonable force on an inmate at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections that resulted in bodily harm including a broken jaw, the release said. It didn’t say when the alleged incident occurred.

The charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Taylor has an attorney.