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Federal jury rules for beaten inmate

Kelvin Boyd (Source: Ga. Dept. of Corrections) Kelvin Boyd (Source: Ga. Dept. of Corrections)

June 21, 2007

Albany - A Federal Court jury has ruled in favor of a former inmate who claimed that he was beaten by deputies at the Dougherty County jail in July of 2002.

Kelvin Boyd claimed that several deputies beat him while he was incarcerated, and all but one of the deputies named in the case plead guilty, except Deputy Santos Ruiz - Gonzalez.   

Gonzalez was acquitted in a criminal trial, but was sued for $5.2 million in civil court by Boyd.   

The jury sided with Boyd, but awarded him only $5,500. Boyd will have to pay his attorney, Chevene B. King, Jr. out of that award.

Boyd has a string of criminal convictions ranging from burglary to sale and distribution of cocaine, dating back to 1989.

 

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