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Staff assault reported at Iowa Medical and Classification Center

This news story was published on July 11, 2020.
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Oakdale Iowa Medical Classifications Center

CORALVILLE – Several staff members received injuries while attempting to restrain an inmate at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center on Friday.

A counselor was working with an inmate in a mental health unit at IMCC, when the inmate began to indicate they would try to cause self harm by jumping from an upper level of the unit. As staff responded to try to keep the inmate from hurting himself, another inmate became physically aggressive, and required restraint from staff. As several correctional officers were attempting to bring them under restraint, the inmate physically resisted by wrestling with and kicking responding staff. In the process, two staff members suffered injuries.

One sergeant received a neck injury, and has been relieved form duty to be reviewed by a medical professional. An officer was reviewed by facility medical staff for a possible concussion, but was found to be fit to return to duty.

This incident remains under investigation.

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