Jail Guard Pleads Guilty to Battery on Inmate

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Posted at 9:21 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 16:29:43-05

MIAMI, FL. (AP) - A Miami-Dade corrections officer accused of throwing scalding water on an inmate at the county jail has agreed to resign, complete a year of probation and perform 50 hours of community service.

The Miami Herald reports that 28-year-old Charlise Daniels-Wadley pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor battery as part of a plea deal.

Investigators say Daniels-Wadley and an inmate were exchanging insults in August 2012 when the guard threatened to mace the inmate. Several minutes later, officials say Daniels-Wadley threw hot liquid from a cup at the inmate through the food flap of his cell.

Officials say the inmate spent the rest of the day and night asking for medical assistance. A doctor the next morning finally diagnosed the inmate with second-degree burns.

Court records didn't list an attorney for Daniels-Wadley.