From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — A former Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) sergeant was indicted for assaulting inmates and falsifying a report at ADOC’s Draper Correctional Facility.
According to the United States Department of Justice, on October 25, 2020, Lorenzo Mills, 55, subjected three inmates to cruel and unusual punishment by striking them with a wooden baton. The assault caused bodily injury and involved the use of a dangerous weapon.
The indictment further alleges that Mills submitted a false written statement in connection with the incident. Specifically, the indictment alleges that Mills falsely wrote in his statement that he had not used any force against the three inmate victims.
Mills faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for each civil rights charge and 20 years in prison for the obstruction of justice offense.
An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.