Former corrections officer pleads guilty to federal charges in inmate attack case

Former corrections officer pleads guilty to federal charges in inmate attack case
Former Louisville Metro Corrections officer Devan Edwards pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - One of the Metro Corrections officers involved in the beating of a handcuffed inmate inside the Louisville jail has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

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Body camera footage shows Terry Whitehead handcuffed in a holding cell while an officer punches him.

EXCLUSIVE: Body camera footage shows handcuffed LMDC inmate beaten

Thursday, Devan Edwards admitted in court that he and David Schwartz attacked Whitehead and that he falsified the use-of-force report about the incident.

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Edwards faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Schwartz and another former officer, Donna Gentry, also face federal charges.

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