'Cleveland, OH — A deeply disturbing video has been released from a surveillance camera inside Cuyahoga County jail of multiple officers strapping a woman to a restraint chair before hitting her and then covering her face in pepper spray foam. The nature of the video were so horrifying that the officers involved have all been charged with crimes.
The incident happened on July 16, 2018 when an innocent woman, Chantelle Glass was brought to jail. Despite being strapped down to a chair and savagely tortured, Glass was never charged with a crime but because she had an unpaid traffic ticket, they held her in jail.
Officer Idris-Farid Clark is one of five officers charged in multiple attacks on inmates. The video of Glass’ incident was just released this week as part of a claim cleveland.com filed against the county in the Ohio Court of Claims.
According to Cleveland.com, the county spent months suppressing and refusing to release the video and disciplinary records stemming from Glass’ abuse. After watching the video, we now know why they wanted to keep it secret. It is utterly shocking.
As Cleveland.com reports:
GLASS WAS ARRESTED AND BROUGHT TO THE JAIL AFTER A HEATED ARGUMENT WITH HER SISTER. SHE WAS NEVER CHARGED IN THE CASE, BUT WAS BEING HELD IN THE JAIL BECAUSE SHE FAILED TO SHOW UP FOR COURT FOR AN OLD TRAFFIC TICKET.
IN A PREVIOUS INTERVIEW WITH CLEVELAND.COM, GLASS SAID SHE GOT MAD WHEN OFFICERS REFUSED TO ALLOW HER TO MAKE A PHONE CALL TO LET SOMEONE KNOW SHE WAS IN THE JAIL. THAT IS BACKED UP WHAT OFFICERS WROTE IN THEIR DOCUMENTATION OF THE INCIDENT RELEASED LATE TUESDAY.
GLASS’S ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAPPENED NEXT DIFFERS FROM WHAT OFFICERS WROTE IN THEIR REPORT. SHE SAID AN OFFICER THREATENED TO PEPPER-SPRAY HER UNLESS SHE STOPPED BANGING ON HER CELL DOOR AND DEMANDING HER PHONE CALL.
SEVERAL OFFICERS WROTE THAT GLASS THREATENED THE OFFICERS FROM THE TIME SHE WAS BOOKED TO WHEN CLARK APPROACHED HER CELL.
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