COLUMBIA — A male inmate at the Alvin Glenn Detention Center was injured and had to be taken to the emergency room after an altercation with guards.
Beverly Harris, spokeswoman for Richland County, said Monday the inmate was in the process of being moved from one area of the center to another. He began “kicking and pulling away from the officer and continued to do so,” Harris said, even after being told to comply. The inmate was presumably injured when officers subdued him. He was taken to a local ER, treated and released. He was back at the detention center by Monday afternoon.
Harris said she did not know why the inmate was in jail nor for how long.
It was unclear Monday whether any action was taken with the officers involved with the incident.
She said the incident was forwarded to the Richland County’s Sheriff’s Department for review.