Lansing Detention Officer Charged In Jail Assault

LANSING (WWJ/AP) – A 54-year-old Lansing jail detention officer has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery in connection with an assault on an inmate.

David Gladstone was arraigned Friday in 54-A District Court after turning himself in. He has been released on bond pending an April 8 preliminary examination.

Police Chief Teresa Szymanski said Gladstone, a 20-year employee of the department, is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by the Michigan State Police. A Lansing police internal investigation also is being conducted.

“The allegation against D.O. Gladstone in this matter is disappointing and if the allegation is found to be true, it will not be tolerated by the Lansing Police Department,” Szymanski said in a statement.

Details about the assault were not immediately released. If convicted as charged, Gladstone faces up to 93 days in jail and $500 in fines.

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