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Cuyahoga County Jail inmate punches recently-acquitted corrections officer in the face

Posted: 5:32 PM, Nov 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-06 17:32:25-05
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CLEVELAND — A Cuyahoga County Jail corrections officer who was recently acquitted of charges connected to an alleged inmate assault was attacked Tuesday while working.

The jailer, Jason Jozwiak, was punched in the face by an inmate Tuesday around 8 a.m., according to the county.

Following the incident, Jozwiak was taken to the hospital for treatment and then released.

In September, a jury acquitted Jozwiak of denying medical care to an inmate who was allegedly beaten by another jailer.

RELATED: Inmate assault trial jury deadlocked on 2 charges for 1 jailer, both jailers acquitted of other charges

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