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Investigation launched after video shows guards beating inmate
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Investigation launched after video shows guards beating inmate

Investigation launched after video shows guards beating inmate

Investigation launched after video shows guards beating inmate

State corrections officials are investigating after a video posted to YouTube shows a group of officers beating an inmate on the lawn of a Lake County prison.

The video was shot by an unidentified inmate who says in the background, "this is why we're in fear of our life."

He identified some of the officers at Lake Correctional Institution by name and rank. 

App users, see YouTube video HERE.

Department of Corrections Secretary Mark Inch said in a statement Saturday night that the video was "deeply disturbing" and that their inspector general's office had launched an investigation. 

Inch said the officers involved in the incident "have been taken out of contact with inmates" and will not return to full duty until an investigation is completed. He said those found participating in abuse could face administrative and criminal charges. 

He said the inmate will be relocated to another facility.

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