Guard accused of beating juvenile inmate in Shreveport

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Posted: Sep 7, 2010 4:55 PM by Russell Jones
Source: Associated Press

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A former employee at the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center is accused of battering an inmate.

Sheriff Steve Prator said Tuesday that 56-year-old Dale Smith of Shreveport was issued a summons for simple battery following an investigation by sheriff's Detective Jackie Winston and a review by the Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office.

Smith is accused of knocking a 17-year-old inmate to the ground and choking him following a verbal altercation between the two. The alleged incident occurred in May.

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