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Assault Advisory
May 24, 2016
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Inmate Assaults Staff Member at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution Annex

MILTON, Fla. — An inmate assaulted a staff member Tuesday morning at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution Annex.

Inmate Miguel Mendez (M32655) attacked the staff member at approximately 8:15 a.m. Inmate Mendez suddenly became combative and kicked a nearby staff member in the thigh. A correctional officer responded, at which point inmate Mendez became compliant.

The injured staff member was examined by medical staff who noted bruising to one thigh.

Inmate Mendez will receive a disciplinary report for this assault. The Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General will investigate this incident.

An Assault Advisory is issued by the Department of Corrections whenever a correctional officer or probation officer is attacked in the line of duty.

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