Mississippi ‘Goon Squad’ cop convicted of racist assault is accused of assaulting inmate | EUROtoday

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Brett McAlpin, a member of the Mississippi “Goon Squad” convicted for torturing two Black males in a racist assault, has been accused of assaulting an incarcerated man in 2021.

Christopher Mack filed the lawsuit this week, stating McAlpin beat him for 45 minutes after he was arrested on 27 May 2021. McAlpin, a former Rankin County, Mississippi deputy, is known as alongside eight different defendants within the go well with, in keeping with NBC News.

Mr Mack says the incident started when McAlpin and one other deputy tried to query him following his arrest, reported the outlet. Mr Mack says he selected to stay silent, and because of this, a 3rd deputy hit him within the head with a set of keys.

McAlpin and one other deputy then allegedly started to beat him, earlier than he was dragged right into a pod the place six different individuals additionally participated in beating him, Mr Mack says, per NBC News.

As a end result, Mr Mack says he suffered damaged ribs, a damaged nostril and bruises, NBC News reviews.

Brett McAlpin, pictured in his 2023 booking photo, is accused of brutally beating an incarcerated man while working as a deputy in 2021.
Brett McAlpin, pictured in his 2023 reserving photograph, is accused of brutally beating an incarcerated man whereas working as a deputy in 2021. (Forrest County Adult Detention Center)

Mr Mack’s lawyer says his shopper additionally suffered psychological injury from the assault.

“You can recover from a broken nose and broken ribs,” Trent Walker advised NBC News. “There’s obviously ongoing psychological injury and we’re certainly trying to make sure that he gets the help that he needs there because as with many people that have been subjected to this sort of violence, it’s a traumatic incident.”

McAlpin was beforehand convicted of a horrific racist assault in opposition to two Black males in 2023.

McAlpin was one in all six males discovered responsible of subjecting Michael Corey Jenkins and Eddie Terrell Parker to hours of abuse after breaking into the house they had been staying in with out a warrant in January 2023. He was handed the longest sentence of the “Goon Squad”: 27.25 years.

The group inflicted hours of torture, together with tazering, waterboarding and assault with a intercourse toy. Former deputy Hunter Elward then shot Mr Jenkins within the month.

The group then tried to cowl up their crime by planting a gun on Mr Jenkins, destroying surveillance footage and submitting pretend drug proof.

The Independent has contacted the workplace of Aafram Sellers, lawyer for McAlpin, and the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office for remark