Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department
CAIRO - 30 April 2022- Four US officers have been charged with murdering an elderly and disabled prisoner in Florida.
Surveillance camera footage showed that the 60-year-old prisoner, Ronald Gene Ingram, was transported to another prison before he was found dead inside a van.
According to the New Yorker newspaper, the three prison guards were ordered to be held after they were charged with beating the inmate to death on the Valentine’s Day, on the 14th of February 2022 at the Dade County Correctional Institution.
The three correctional officers started their first hearing on Friday as they face charges of second-degree murdering, conspiracy, aggravated battery of the old man. Also, a fourth correctional officer is facing the same charges.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="rtl">These are the <a href="https://twitter.com/FL_Corrections?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FL_Corrections</a> officers arrested & charged. <a href="https://t.co/S8LFJkMSv3">pic.twitter.com/S8LFJkMSv3</a></p>— Kathy Rundle (@KathyFndzRundle) <a href="https://twitter.com/KathyFndzRundle/status/1520112763053527041?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 29, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The US officials said that Ingram, who was serving a life sentence for murdering, died in the van. They also said that the charged officers got angry after Ingram threw urine at one of them.
“We all recognize that misconduct, abuse, or criminal behavior have no place in Florida's correctional system. Individuals that are sentenced to incarceration by our criminal courts have lost their freedom, but not their basic rights. Today is a day of accountability,” said Kathy Rundle, the State Attorney for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida in a press conference on Friday.