Former RCI Lieutenant Sentenced to 36 Months in Inmate Assault

- WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - A former lieutenant at the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown was sentenced Tuesday in connection to a number of assaults against an inmate at the facility. 

Officials with U.S. District Court say Edwin Stigile III was sentenced to serve 36 months in prison for obstruction of justice in connection with his involvement in the series of assaults against inmate, Kenneth Davis, at RCI. 

According to court officials, Stigile pleaded guilty on Jan. 9, 2014 to a charge of destruction of records. In court documents filed in connection with his guilty plea, Stigile acknowledged that he intentionally used a magnetic device to erase incriminating surveillance video footage relating to the RCI officers' assaults on Davis. 

As we've reported, RCI officers from three different shifts assaulted Davis in March 2008, in retaliation for a prior incident in which Davis struck an officer. Officials say Stigile also instructed an officer to hide the magnetic device after the surveillance footage was destroyed. 

Court officials say in September 2012, Stigile made false and misleading statements to federal authorities and a federal grand jury in an attempt to obstruct the federal investigation related to the assaults. 

To date, officials say 16 current or former officers at RCI have been convicted in connection to the assaults that Davis suffered on March 8 through March 9, 2008. One former officer stills awaits sentencing. 

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