St. Bernard correctional officers indicted in inmate death

St. Bernard correctional officers indicted in inmate death

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Four St. Bernard Parish correctional officers are charged with violating the civil rights of an inmate, which resulted in her death.

The Department of Justice announced Thursday that a grand jury indicted Capt. Andre Dominick, Corp. Timothy Williams, Deputy Debra Becnel and Deputy Lisa Vaccarella. They are accused of knowing that inmate Nimali Henry had serious medical needs and failing to provide her with necessary medical attention.

Henry died at the St. Bernard Parish Prison on April 1, 2014.

Each of the defendants was also charged with making false statements to the FBI.

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