2 officers get probation in Md. prison beating

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Two former Maryland correctional officers have been sentenced to probation for their roles in the 2008 beating of an inmate at the Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.

Robert Harvey and Keith Morris were each sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore to 18 months of probation. Harvey also must do 60 hours of community service.

They bring to four the number people sentenced for federal offenses in the case. Ten others await sentencing.

Both men pleaded guilty in 2013. Harvey acknowledged he kicked inmate Kenneth Davis and that he helped cover up the incident with a false report.

Morris acknowledged he punched Davis and lied to investigators.

Davis suffered a broken nose, back and ribs from being beaten by officers on three successive shifts after he punched a guard.

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