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Prosecutor dropping charges against 2nd Maryland prison guard

CUMBERLAND — A prosecutor is seeking to have charges dropped against a second Maryland correctional officer accused of assaulting an inmate at the North Branch Correctional Institution near Cumberland.

Garrett County State’s Attorney Lisa Thayer Welch, serving as a special prosecutor, filed paperwork Jan. 31 in Allegany County District Court asking to have the case against Warren Mallow dismissed. His trial is set for Feb. 14.

Welch says a court could find reasonable doubt that Mallow broke the law.

The 26-year-old officer was charged in September after an inmate allegedly was beaten in a cell while handcuffed. The inmate allegedly suffered a broken wrist and had his head slammed into a wall.

Charges were dropped Thursday against co-defendant David Robey. Both are five-year veterans of the state Division of Correction.

3 comments

  1. Same disgusting bullies getting away with it because they CAN!!! It will not be the first time nor the last that policemen get way with beating, harasssing, violating inmates or suspects, or anyone because THEY KNOW that their superiors and the judges will throw away the case, so as not bring attention to their usual tormenting. Remember all the cases that were so shocking and yet, they were thrown out? Too numerous to write about, but YOU have not forgotten them. I used to be proud to be an american, now I can see that we are not different that the arabs or the KGB who get away by murdering anyone opposing their views. Good bye, justice, it was all an illusion.

  2. THE GUARDS ARE BULLIES AND RACIST. WHEN FRISKING INMATES THEY GET OFF ON HUMILIATING THE PRISONERS AND GET SEXUALLY OUT OF LINE. THEY HAVE NOW TAKEN AWAY COFFEE AND CHICKEN FROM THEIR MENUE. IT IS A SHAME THAT IT IS THAT WAY. ONLY 3 TV CHANNELS AND NO PROGRAMS TO HELP REGARDLESS WHAT THEY SAY. IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVILS WORKERS. THE GUARDS ND EMPLOYEES AT NBCI ARE A FAT EXAMPLE OF HOW THAT PLACE IS. FAT AND NASTY.

  3. LIt is really sad but it is true. They need to have a reality show on the insideof the prison walls to show just how the inmTes arw being treated. The guards are very nasty, they do what they want up north, meaning Cumberland and Hagerstown Maryland, it is a very prejudice area, and to be housed there pretty much says it all to be a black inmate. They would do anything in there power to provoke the inmates. They beat them, hold mail, stop visits, hold Rx, etc. Why? For their on pleasure and power. The inmates have no say in the matter especially when it comes down to write it up tickets. When you see stories like this you wonder why we have judges in office.