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Corrections officer sentenced on two counts of aggravated assault

Posted: 3:23 PM, Dec 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-05 00:19:51Z

A Pima County Corrections Officer was sentenced this morning after deputies say the officer hit a teenaged inmate who made vulgar comments.

Bradley Kerby was sentenced on two counts of aggravated assault on an incapacitated victim.

The incident happened in May 2017 .

According to the sheriff's department, several inmates got into a fight when Officer Kerby intervened. After the fight, one of the teens allegedly made vulgar comments to the officers.

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That's when Kerby hit him several times. 

Kerby was later fired.