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TBI investigating alleged Morgan Jail assaults

The TBI is investigating allegations of assaults on an inmate at the Morgan County Jail.
The first investigation focuses on an allegation that an inmate was assaulted by another inmate on November 24, and two corrections officers may have encouraged the assault or at least stood by while it occurred.
The second investigation involves an allegation that four corrections officers assaulted an inmate on December 15, hours after that same inmate assaulted two corrections officers.
The results of the TBI probe will be passed along to the Ninth Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson, and any decision as to whether or not to present the case to a grand jury will be made by his office.
The next meeting of the Morgan County Grand Jury is on Monday, January 25, 2016.
The Ninth Judicial District serves Loudon, Meigs, Morgan, and Roane counties.

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