Guard linked to beating had been subject of complaints

Guard linked to beating had been subject of complaintsA guard accused in a lawsuit of beating a female inmate so severely she was left paralyzed had previously been accused of trading cigarettes for sex, insubordination, harassing inmates and other actions at a Florida prison, according to a news report. Despite the long history of accusations, the Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala never fired Keith Turner and he had been promoted to lieutenant a few years ago, The Miami Herald reported . Cheryl Weimar said in a lawsuit that she was nearly beaten to death by four guards in August at the prison.



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