ATLANTA -- A former supervisor at a prison in south Georgia has pleaded guilty to conspiring with other officers to assault and injure an inmate in 2010.
The guilty plea by 31-year-old Emmett McKenzie of Montezuma, Ga., was announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice. McKenzie was a sergeant at Macon State Prison in Oglethorpe.
McKenzie is the third officer to plead guilty in the case. McKenzie recently served as a lieutenant at Dooly State Prison in Unadilla, Ga.
McKenzie admitted that he saw members of the Correctional Emergency Response Team escort an inmate into a gym.
Prosecutors say the CERT members beat the inmate, and McKenzie did nothing to stop the assault.
McKenzie faces a maximum of five years in prison.