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Jail officer expected to plead in Ronnie White's death

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Local,Crime,Scott McCabe

A former Prince George's County corrections officer facing charges in the 2008 death of a detainee Ronnie White is expected to plead guilty Friday.

Anthony McIntosh, 49, is accused of turning his back on White while the inmate was in medical distress. McIntosh walked away from the jail cell without notifying anyone, prosecutors said. White was found strangled to death.

White had been arrested two days earlier in the hit-and-run death of Prince George's County Police Cpl. Richard Findley.

The medical examiner ruled White's death a homicide. A grand jury investigated without returning indictments, and the Department of Justice pursued charges last year against McIntosh.

McIntosh was charged with two counts of destruction, alteration or falsification of records in a federal investigation.

He was scheduled to go to trial next week in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. A plea hearing has been scheduled for Friday.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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