MIAMI (AP) — A plea hearing is set for a Florida juvenile detention center officer facing federal civil rights charges after a 17-year-old died in a beating by other inmates that was allegedly encouraged by the officer using a bounty and reward system.
Court records show an arraignment and bail hearing are set Tuesday in Miami federal court for 35-year-old Antwan Lenard Johnson. He is charged with conspiracy and deprivation of Elord Revolte’s rights under color of law.
An indictment claims Johnson used bounties and rewards so inmates at the Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center would use violence to punish bad behavior by other inmates.
Prosecutors said the Revolte was assaulted by other juveniles in August 2015 because of challenges to Johnson’s authority.
By CURT ANDERSON
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