houlihan's mother says one witness contacted her after the assault. >> the young man -- he said they took him in the hole. he was supposedly -- he was handcuffed, and he said therm in there for, like, 20 minutes and just beat him down. broke four ribs. >> montgomery county officials confirm houlihan is in segregation, but said they legally could not comment on an inmate's health. the warden of the delaware prison that was the scene of a deadly inmate takeover has now been placed on leave. officials have not said what led to this decision. last week governor john carney announced two judges will complete a thorough review of just what happened during that standoff. >>> a member of the u.s. air force went beyond the call of duty to help nab a robbery suspect in dover. i'll show you a picture of the suspect. police say brian mccain walked up to a woman on saturday and demanded her purse. investigators say she gave it to him, and he took off, but the airman saw what had happened. chase came down and tackled him. >>> from our jersey shore bureau. atlantic to ease its debt city trying to s
inmate derek houlihan is inside the montgomery county corrections center arrested on drug charges. while he's being held a source inside the jail says he was beaten by officers while others, including supervisors, wad.
inmate derek houlihan is inside the montgomery county corrections center arrested on drug charges. while he's being held a source inside the jail says he was beaten by officers while others, including supervisors, watched. >> my son called if not every night every other night. >> reporter: this is his mom. >> i knew something had happened. >> reporter: she told us eight days ago she was on the phone with him when a corrections officer started and argument. >> the c.o. unplugged the phone on me so he couldn't tell me anything. >> reporter: she said other inmates told her derek was sent to solitary confinement. >> the young man told me they really did him dirty. they took him in the hole. they were supposedly six c.o.s. he was handcuffed. he has an artificial leg. and they were just in there for like 20 minutes and just beat him down. broke four ribs. lacerations on his wrists because the handcuffs were so tight. plus they were like throwing him over the cell. >> reporter: a source inside the jail says the beating was captured on camera but county officials say any video would be par
in a letter obtained by investigators, inmate derek houlihan describes being assaulted by corrections staff. he writes, "they blacked both mize, kicked me -- my eyes, kicked me, and handcuffed me." he has a prosthetic leg and said the officers beat him with that leg. he says his ribs are broken. officials say as many as six corrections staff are on leave now while detectives investigate. >>> the delaware coalition for prison reform and justice and a local branch of the naacp are calling for a federal investigation of the four major prisons. that came in the form of a letter addressed to the u.s. attorney general today. earlier this month, prisoners at the james t. vaughn correctional center in smyrna revolted, taking officers hostage. a prison lieutenant was killed. governor carney launched a special commission to investigate. >>> in south jersey, a series of lewd incidents has police in burlington county on alert. the most recent happened yesterday near kings grant and woodland drive. a man was hiding in the bushes, performing a sexual act as several women walked by. >>> back in janu
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