A former South Carolina detention center officer was arrested and charged Wednesday for his role in the assault of two inmates.
Demarcus Deante Cooks, 27, was charged with public official, misconduct in office, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
The incident, when two inmates were assaulted, occurred Feb. 4 at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center, in Darlington County, according to SLED.
Cooks is accused of unlocking a cell door and letting three inmates into the cell to assault the two inmates inside, according to the arrest warrant.
Cooks “watched the assault take place, failed to intervene in the assault and did not offer or provide medical assistance to the assaulted inmates,” according to the warrant. “Furthermore, Officer Cooks failed to report the incident o the appropriate authorities.”
Cooks, who is no longer employed with the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center, was booked at the Darlington County Detention Center, according to SLED.