Watch the video and see these cowardly assholes spray her. As usual, they tried to criminally cover up their criminal conduct. READ Culture of Cover Up
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A Cuyahoga County Corrections supervisor who pepper-sprayed an inmate strapped to a restraint chair is now accused of extorting a coworker by threatening to release videos of incidents in the jail if the coworker refused to give testimony that could support his defense. Cpl. Idris-Farid Clark, 32, is charged with extortion and bribery. He was arrested Wednesday and is being held in the Geauga County Jail on $100,000 bond. Prosecutors have asked to have his bond revoked in the pepper-spraying case.
Clark is among 10 current or former jail employees charged in connection with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office probe of the jail. Former warden Eric Ivey pleaded guilty earlier this week, marking the first conviction in the probe.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office investigator Robert DeSimone, who is working as a special investigator for the attorney general’s office, wrote in court records that the FBI assisted in the investigation.
Clark on Aug. 7 texted an unnamed co-worker, asked to meet with him and said that he was receiving videos of “different incidents” that he said were “not good” or “just as bad as his,” DeSimone’s affidavit says.
FBI agents and DeSimone on Wednesday put a recording device on the other officer’s phone and had him call Clark, the records say.
Clark told the other officer to obtain other jail videos showing officers pepper-spraying inmates, the affidavit says. He also asked the officer to obtain the video from the county’s computers and provide it to him. He said he would then destroy the videos once the officer testified for him.
“I have videos available to me that could incriminate you if released,” Clark told the officer on the call, the records say. “You’d be sitting in the same boat I’m in.”
Clark is also charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and misdemeanor charges of interfering with civil rights and unlawful restraint in the July 16, 2018 attack on inmate Chantelle Glass. Clark has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Another corrections officer, Robert Marsh, is charged with assault in the incident. He has also pleaded not guilty.
Surveillance video shows what happened during the incident involving Glass, who was arrested and brought to the jail after a heated argument with her sister. She was never charged in the case, but was being held in the jail because she failed to show up for court for an old traffic ticket.
In a previous interview with cleveland.com, Glass said she got mad when officers refused to allow her to make a phone call to let someone know she was in the jail. That is backed up by what officers wrote in their documentation of the incident, released late Thursday.
Glass lifted her right leg twice as Marsh tried to strap her legs in the chair. Marsh then took a step back and slugged her in the face with an open-handed punch, surveillance video shows.
Clark, who had his pepper-spray can in hand nearly the entire time, sprayed her in the face from about 6 inches away and for about six seconds, the video shows. Clark did not have his body camera recording at the time of the incident. He was initially suspended for 15 days without pay. Both he and Marsh were put on unpaid leave after they were criminally charged in the incident.
Glass has since sued Cuyahoga County, county officials, Clark and Marsh.