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Wheelchair-bound inmate beaten, dentures shattered by deputy who was ‘caught up in the moment’

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A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy in Florida was fired this week after an investigation concluded that he used excessive force on a disabled inmate.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office on Tuesday, the incident occurred when 47-year-old Deputy Raymond Ferrio was escorting an inmate to the infirmary on Oct. 1, The St. Petersburg Tribune reported.

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The inmate, who was in a wheelchair, had tried to resist being moved by putting his feet on the floor. The press release said that Ferrio put his arms around the inmate’s neck, and threw him to the floor. The impact caused the inmate’s dentures to shatter.

The statement said that Ferrio punched and kicked the inmate while he was on the floor. The inmate was then secured with restraints.

According to the sheriff’s office, the inmate never posed a threat to Ferrio or other staff members.

Ferrio later admitted that he had not been justified in using force. He explained his actions by saying that he “got caught up in the moment,” the press release said. He had been an employee of the Department of Detention and Corrections since July 2000.

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The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office released a video of the incident on Tuesday.


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Giggling Fox & Friends hosts gloat over Lewandowski hearing: ‘He gave as good as he got!’

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The hosts of "Fox & Friends" giggled and gloated over Corey Lewandowski's contentious appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager claimed executive privilege over testimony he gave before special counsel Robert Mueller, admitted he had lied in TV appearances and cracked jokes during five hours of testimony -- and the Fox News hosts were delighted.

"He gave as good as he got," said co-host Steve Doocy.

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt was laughing so hard she could barely speak.

"She said the truth shall set you free," Earhardt said, quoting Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) through guffaws. "'Answer the question,' there was no question."

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‘Trump people lie — we know that’: Ex-House GOP staffer shreds Democrats for letting Lewandowski off the hook

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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski denounced President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as "rude" and "insolent" -- but her fellow "Morning Joe" panelists ripped House Democrats for letting him off the hook with obstructing their investigation.

Lewandowski turned the House Judiciary Committee hearing into a "circus," Brzezinski said, and panelists agreed he unlawfully claimed executive privilege, and a former Republican House staffer said he should have been charged with contempt of Congress.

"He was a mini Trump," Brzezinski said. "You can speak to Corey Lewandowski in real life, and often you can see someone who doesn't seem like Trump. In front of the cameras, he was playing for an audience of one. He was rude, he was insolent, he was stonewalling and, ultimately, being revealed to be a liar after being shown that he went on a national TV show, Ari Melber, it's not like a camera was shoved in his face, and he chose to lie to the American people."

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Brian Williams compares Corey Lewandowski’s opening statement to the North Korean news lady

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MSNBC host Brian Williams on Tuesday noted the similarities between former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and North Korean news anchor Ri Chun Hee.

"Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager who is now considering a Senate run in New Hampshire, testified before the House Judiciary Committee today," Williams reported. "It is likely his North Korean anchorwoman-quality opening remarks were meant were one viewer (Donald Trump)."

Ri, who has earned the nickname "Pink Lady," is known for her enthusiastic reading of government-approved news.

Watch the video below from MSNBC.

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