updated 7:46 PM UTC, Sep 23, 2020

TDCJ Correctional officers arrested, charged with Official Oppression

by Emily Waldrep

According to Jason Clark, Public Information Director at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, seven TDCJ Correctional Officers have been arrested for their actions related to an undocumented use of force on March 19 at the Gib Lewis Unit in Woodville.

Lieutenant Darrick Seale, Sergeant Frank Mraz, Sergeant Claude Kelley, Officer Andrea Creel, Officer Joseph Coons, Officer Jamie Christian and Officer David Spence were all arrested by the Office of the Inspector General.

Official Oppression is broadly defined as a public servant, under color of office or employment, intentionally subjecting another to mistreatment.

The case is currently under investigation, and there is no further information at this time.




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