Jefferson deputy charged with beating jail inmate
NEW ORLEANS - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been charged in federal court in the beating last year of an inmate.
Gary Shine, a sergeant who has worked in the parish jail for nearly a decade, was charged in a bill of information this week with depriving an inmate identified only as "D.R." of his rights.
According to the bill, Shine used excessive force when he kneed the handcuffed inmate and punched him in the head on Oct. 21, 2012.
Col. John Fortunato, of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, said Wednesday that Shine has been reassigned to desk duty.
He joined the Sheriff's Office in 2003.