DENVER -- A Denver Sheriff Department sergeant was charged Friday for an alleged assault of a city jail inmate, the Denver District Attorney's Office said.
Sgt. Randolph Romero, 50, is charged with third-degree misdemeanor assault.
On March 18, Romero allegedly physically took a inmate to the ground without cause inside an elevator, the district attorney's office said. The inmate was handcuffed and wearing a spit hood at the time.
Two deputies were also in the elevator but were not involved in the alleged assault. The inmate said he suffered a wrist injury from the takedown.
Romero is due in court on Sept. 5.