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Iberia Parish Inmate Abuse Footage

Video: Inmate thrown on ground, attacked by dog, stomped on by Iberia Parish deputy in shocking surveillance footage

Sheriff says deputy since fired; tape subpoenaed as part of federal probe

  • By Hannah Rappleye Special to The Advocate

It was Dec. 6, 2012, and Marcus Robicheaux, like the other inmates at the Iberia Parish Jail, was standing with his hands on his head and his nose pressed against the wall of the recreation yard as correctional officers ran a contraband sweep.

Suddenly, one deputy pulled Robicheaux from the wall and threw him to the ground. The deputy’s dog then attacked Robicheaux, biting his legs, arms and torso, and the deputy joined in, stomping and kicking the prone inmate. The whole three-minute incident was captured on video from the jail’s surveillance cameras.

“I couldn’t do nothing but scream,” recalled Robicheaux, who says he doesn’t know why he was singled out. “The inmates couldn’t do nothing to help me.”

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