‘First Step Toward Justice’: Three Guards Arrested After Viral Video of Georgia Jail Beating Videos Released

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Three Georgia officers involved in the brutal beating of a Black man are now on the other side of the law. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested three Camden County Sheriff’s Office jail employees in connection to the beating of Jarrett Hobbs. The GBI launched its investigation last week after Hobbs’ attorneys released videos of the incident. Five jail staffers surrounded 41-year-old Hobbs in his cell and assailed him with blows. The staffers dragged him out of the cell partially naked and continued the beating in the hallway, with officers at one point kicking Hobbs. His attorneys said officers ripped two of his locs out of his head and that he had a chipped tooth and experienced swelling. Camden County deputies beat Jarrett Hobbs in a jail cell. (Photo: Video screen grab) “The GBI launched their investigation and arrested these violent thugs just days after learning what happened,” said civil rights attorney Harry Daniels, who’s representing Hobbs. “Compare that to Sheriff Proctor who sat on it for more than two months and did nothing and it’s clear who takes justice seriously and who doesn’t.” Hobbs’ legal team says the sheriff’s office was aware of the incident when it first...