Former Corrections Officer in DC Admits to Assaulting Inmate in Handcuffs

27-year-old former District of Columbia Department of Corrections officer Marcus Bias has pleaded guilty to the deprivation of rights under color of law. U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, FBI Assistant Director David Sundberg of the Washington Field Office, and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke made the announcement regarding this development.

U.S. Attorney Graves highlighted the crucial role of corrections officers in safeguarding the individuals under their care, condemning Bias’ actions as a violation of this duty. Assistant Attorney General Clarke and Assistant Director Sundberg echoed this sentiment, reaffirming their departments’ dedication to upholding civil rights and ensuring that those who commit such violations are held responsible.

The sentencing for Bias is set for June 28, and if convicted, he could face a maximum of 10 years behind bars, along with three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The final sentence will be based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors that are deemed relevant.

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