A Texas jailer was arrested and fired after he tried to wake up an inmate for fingerprints and a mugshot by thrusting a baton into his anus, according to a criminal complaint.
It was such a egregious act, several jailers who witnessed the assault gave sworn statements against their fellow detention officer, 32-year-old Michael David Hinojosa of Mercedes, confirming the inmate’s story.
One jailer “confirmed that he observed Detention Officer Michael Hinojosa push his ASP baton into [the inmate’s] anus four to five times.”
Investigators with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Officer arrested Hinojosa on Monday, charging him with improper sexual activity with a person in custody, a state jail felony.
Sheriff Eddie Guerra issued a public statement about the assault Monday night saying he was “disappointed”, but promised to investigate the matter and to take necessary actions preserve the public’s confidence and trust in the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office.