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Trial resumes for 2 corrections officers accused of assault on inmate

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Posted at 9:35 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 18:01:31-04

CLEVELAND — The third day in the trial of two Cuyahoga County jailers who are on trial for an alleged assault that left a tooth lodged in an inmate's nasal cavity is scheduled to resume on Thursday.

Corrections Officer John Wilson is charged with felonious assault, interfering with civil rights and unlawful restraint after investigators say he repeatedly hit inmate Joshua Castleberry in the head inside his cell.

Corporal Jason Jozwiak is charged with interfering with civil rights and falsification. Prosecutors say Jozwiak refused to allow a nurse to care for Castleberry as he sat in a restraint chair for hours with a broken nose and broken teeth.

On day two of the trial, a former inmate testified against one of the officers who allegedly beat him over a complaint about a bologna sandwich.

Joshua Castleberry told the jury Wednesday that he complained the bread on his sandwich was stale and asked for a replacement. He said Wilson replaced another inmate's dinner but refused to do the same for Castleberry.

Follow our continuing coverage of this trial below:

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