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VIDEO: Texas jailer fired for "leg sweep" on prisoner

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(CNN) - Denton, Tx. Police officials are admitting wrong doing and releasing jailhouse surveillance video that shows one of their jailers using an unauthorized leg sweep on a prisoner.

That prisoner, Jason Bishop, says that leg sweep sent him into a full speed face plant onto the concrete floor of a jail cell. The surveillance video shows Bishop laying on the floor following the take down as a puddle of blood begins to pool around his head. Paramedics are then seen coming into the cell to treat Bishop.

Denton Police Spokesman Ryan Grelle said they released the video because, “we wanted to show the public what happened.” He went on to apologize for the incident saying “we’re sorry this happened to him (Bishop).”

Bishop was arrested on July 19th and charged with public intoxication. He was taken to the cell where he was thrown onto the ground after officials say he refused to cooperate during booking.

 

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