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Pontiac Prison Guards Charged With Injuring Inmate

Feb 27, 2019

Three correctional officers at Pontiac prison face criminal charges after allegedly injuring an inmate earlier this month, authorities said Wednesday.

Correctional Officer Giovanni Rodriguez, 21, of Normal; Sgt. Jason Cremer, 45, of Odell, and Lt. James Fike, 31, of Bloomington were each charged with one count of official misconduct and one count of battery, Illinois State Police said in a statement. They "without legal justification ... caused bodily harm to an incarcerated individual" on Feb. 3, State Police said.

Rodriguez, Cremer and Fike were arrested Sunday and Monday.

The official misconduct charge is a Class 3 felony. The battery charge is a misdemeanor.

The investigation was conducted by the State Police, Division of Internal Investigation and Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Task Force.

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