BALTIMORE (AP) -- A former Maryland correctional officer who helped cover up the severe beating of an inmate in 2008 is sentenced to three years in a federal prison.
Former Lt. Edwin Stigile (STY'-gl) was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. He is the highest-ranking former officer among 16 convicted of crimes stemming from the systematic beating of inmate Kenneth Davis at Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.
Stigile pleaded guilty to charges he destroyed incriminating surveillance video after other officers delivered a series of beatings meant to punish Davis for punching a guard. Davis was hospitalized with a broken nose, back and ribs.
Stigile's sentence is the stiffest given so far to any of the 14 officers convicted of federal charges. One more awaits sentencing.
Two others were convicted in state court.
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