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Why wasn't this a crime? Tioga County taxpayers will pay the price to settle a civil lawsuit

• Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A defenseless inmate was beaten by Tioga County Jail's top administrator, David Monell, after being pepper-sprayed and handcuffed to a wooden bench by other officers. But the Commission of Correction ended its investigation and Tioga's district attorney decided not to prosecute after Monell resigned.

Although the beating was captured on videotape and brought to the attention of Tioga County's top law enforcement officer and its chief prosecutor, charges were never filed following the 2010 assault of a defenseless man at the Tioga County Jail.