Georgia sheriff opens investigation into footage showing FIVE jail guards beating a black inmate, with his attorney insisting authorities should press criminal charges


  • Jarrett Hobbs, 41, was arrested in Georgia in early September for possession of an illegal drug, speeding and driving with a revoked or expired license
  • Video footage from the Camden County jail later shows Hobbs getting pummeled in his cell by several jailers
  • Civil rights attorney Harry Daniels said authorities should pursue criminal charges against the sheriff’s deputies who repeatedly punched Hobbs
  • Upon widespread release of the video, the Camden sheriff said he has ordered an investigation be opened ‘immediately’ 
  • Hobbs was on probation in North Carolina, where he previously pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud

By Sophie Mann For Dailymail.Com, updated

Security footage from a Georgia jail shows a black detainee being beat up by five jailers at once. An attorney for the detainee, 41-year-old Jarrett Hobbs, released the video on Monday, which led the Camden County Sheriff to announce he had opened an internal investigation. Sheriff Jim Proctor said he had reviewed the footage alongside members of his command and ordered an investigation be launched ‘immediately.’ The office did not share any more information about the attack.

WATCH VIDEO: Black man beaten by four white officers in Georgia cell



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