Union: Inmates come to deputy's aid in Denver jail attack

Posted at 5:34 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 19:34:16-04

DENVER — Inmates at the Denver city jail came to the aid of a deputy who was being attacked by another inmate Monday afternoon, according to a union tweet.

A spokesperson for the Denver Sheriff’s department told Denver7 that the deputy was taken to Denver Health for treatment. The deputy was later released.

According to a tweet from the Denver Sheriffs Fraternal Order of Police, the inmate was using a plastic milk crate to beat the deputy over the head.

The inmate then began to choke the officer when several other inmates came to the aid of the injured officer, the tweet read.

The union tweet said the “if not for several inmates hitting the attacker our officer might be dead.”

The sheriff's department said the incident is being reviewed to determine what happened. The inmate's name and possible charges have not been released.