Second Officer Assaulted at South Dakota State Penitentiary
Being an officer of the law is never an easy job. Law enforcement officials protect communities on a daily basis. Sometimes that protection comes at a price.
For the second time within a week, another correctional officer at the South Dakota State Penitentiary has been assaulted. The incident occurred on Sunday night, August 27th approximately at 7:15 PM.
Our news partners at Dakota News Now is reporting the assault at South Dakota State Penitentiary happened on the A floor of the Jameson Annex. According to "multiple correctional officers" who spoke with Dakota News Now, the injured correctional officer had to be hospitalized. So what caused this assault? The report from Dakota News Now explains, "The inmate was in the process of being cuffed and became combative, punching the officer in the face." This truly sounds like an unsettling attack.
If you thought a second assault on a correctional officer was bad...think again. There was supposed to be a third attack on another officer. Correctional officers told Dakota News Now they suggest "a third assault was planned in another part of the penitentiary, however, the Department of Corrections staff became aware of the intentions and were able to thwart the plan before it happened." The fact that a third assault could have happened is just shocking.
Dakota News Now reached out to the South Dakota Department of Corrections for a statement in regards to this report. They are still waiting for a response. More information about this developing story can be found here.
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