(WICHITA, Kan.) — The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is close to finishing the investigation of an inmate's claim that he was raped by a jail deputy.
Investigators have completed interviews and are waiting on the results of a sexual assault exam, Sheriff Bob Hinshaw said Friday.
An inmate represented by attorney Mark Schoenhofer claims he was handcuffed, threatened with tasing and raped in his cell. The alleged attack happened June 3, 2012 around 3:00 a.m.
"What is going on is absolute abuse of law enforcement authority," Schoenhofer told Eyewitness News earlier this week.
FactFinder 12 Investigators wanted to know why none of the approximately 200 cameras inside and outside the jail is set up for automatic recording.Cameras track inmate movement in the halls, elevators and other common areas. Everything is monitored by four deputies in the jail's master control room.
Hinshaw said master control got its last major upgrade in 1999. Because of technology limitations at the time, it was never set up for 24/7 video recording.