Former jail guard gets 120 days for throwing inmate down

July 13, 2019 GMT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida corrections deputy has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for throwing a restrained inmate to the ground.

News outlets report that 34-year-old Paul Wagner pleaded no contest last month to felony battery in Manatee County court.

Prosecutors say Wagner was escorting an inmate through the county jail in June 2017 when a verbal altercation over a contraband search occurred. Security video shows Wagner pinning the inmate to the wall and then throwing him to the ground.

An internal affairs investigation found that the inmate suffered a broken nose and teeth.