A state prison inmate who's serving a life sentence for murder has filed a federal lawsuit, claiming he was assaulted by correction officers in Schenectady County during a brief stay at the County Jail earlier this year.
According to the Gazette, James Spells claims four officers pepper sprayed and assaulted him in his cell.
However, the county claims a slightly different series of events.
In fact, Spells was charged with three counts of assault after the incident.
Paper says all three officers involved required treatment at Ellis Hospital.
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