Federal judge rules against inmate injured in escape attempt

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal magistrate has ruled in favor of a former Delaware prison guard who was accused of assaulting and using excessive force against an inmate following an escape attempt.

The judge ruled Thursday that Cary Green had failed to prove claims of excessive force, assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress against Phillip Poorman. Green suffered several broken bones and was knocked unconscious when a makeshift rope made of bed sheets failed to hold his weight and he fell from the roof of a prison building in 2017. Green claimed Poorman abused him after he and other guards responded.

Magistrate Judge Sherry Fallon found no merit to Green’s claims, noting that his account of what happened wasn’t credible or supported by other evidence or testimony.


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