Guard Spared After Unprovoked Assault On Inmate

Chicago, IL – A veteran Cook County Jail guard who cold-cocked an inmate in an attack caught on video was spared prison Monday by a judge who called it “an act of indiscretion.”

Judge Lawrence Flood imposed a sentence of 18 months of probation on Rico Palomino, a law enforcement heavyweight champion boxer who was said to have an otherwise spotless record in his 15 years at the jail.
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