Schenectady County Sued for Inmate Assault in County Jail

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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.

Photo: Schenectady County Sheriff's Department Facebook Page

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