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2 ex-Oklahoma County jail employees charged with felonies


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors charged two former employees of the Oklahoma County Jail in separate cases in which they are accused of allowing inmates to severely injure each other.

Michael Thomas Hughes, 25, is charged in Oklahoma County District Court with one count of felony assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, following the Dec. 3 beating of Aaron Lemeal Cooper, 19, at the hands of 11 inmates, The Oklahoman reported.

Hughes, a detention officer, was assigned to rove the fourth floor of the jail the night Cooper was assaulted, according to a probable cause affidavit for an...

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