Cuyahoga County corrections officer pleads guilty to attacking inmate

Cuyahoga County corrections officer pleads guilty to attacking inmate
Idris-Farid Clark (Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A Cuyahoga County Corrections officer accused of spraying a restrained inmate with pepper foam appeared in court on Friday for a plea deal hearing.

Idris-Farid Clark was originally charged with interfering with civil rights, unlawful restraint, tampering with evidence, perjury, intimidation, tampering with records, unauthorized use of property extortion and intimidation.

He allegedly sprayed an inmate with pepper foam after the inmate had been placed in a restraint chair in July of 2018.

That attack was caught on video.

Cuyahoga County corrections officer pleas guilty to attacking inmate

And, then in August of 2019, he allegedly threatened other Cuyahoga County Corrections officers to “testify on his behalf at trial to the lack of training we received and how the jail is ran.”

In the court documents, Clark threatened to release the videos if other officers didn’t testify on his behalf.

After coming to an agreement with representatives of the state, Clark plead guilty on Friday to felonious assault, unlawful restraint, and extortion and was cleared of the rest of the charges.

Clark could face up to three years in jail.

He will appear in court again on Feb. 27.

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