A now-fired Louisville Metro Corrections officer punched an inmate in the face as his hands were cuffed behind his back, body camera footage shows.
Terry Whitehead, a 19-year-old then-inmate at the Louisville jail, was seated in a jail cell on April 15 explaining to officers why they found toilet paper covering his cell window during routine security checks.
“Whitehead, what are you doing, man?” says an unidentified officer wearing the body camera. “I ain’t never had a problem out of you. Why you gotta spit on us? Sergeants come around. You know how this is.”
Whitehead tells the officers he was using the toilet.