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Denton Police Release Video Of Injured Inmate

Updated: Friday, August 1 2014, 03:39 PM CDT

A North Texas police department has fired a jailer and released video of a public intoxication suspect being slammed face-first to the floor during booking.

Denton police Officer Ryan Grelle says Wednesday's release of the 20-minute video is a way to apologize to the public and show what happened.

Jailer Darius Porter was fired last Friday when police determined he used excessive force during the July 19 booking of Jason Bishop. Bishop says he suffered a broken nose, two black eyes and a cut on the head.

Police say Porter misapplied a technique called a leg sweep that tripped Bishop, whose head struck the concrete floor.

Bishop, who was treated at a hospital, told the Denton Record-Chronicle on Wednesday that his head still hurts but he's otherwise healing.

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Denton Police Release Video Of Injured Inmate


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