THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- March 17, 2012
A former sheriff's deputy has admitted he punched a detainee and knocked him into a wall inside a Thomas County Jail.
The Justice Department says Julian Scott Law pleaded guilty on Friday to assaulting a detainee inside in a jail in Thomasville, Ga. Officials say Law's assault caused the detainee to suffer a bloody nose, swelling, bruising and pain.
While Law was working as a deputy, he admitted to punching the detainee because the detainee threw a cellphone case onto the floor. Law said the incident took place on August 20, 2010.
Law faces up to 10 years in jail. He is expected to be sentenced on July 16.