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An 18-year-old inmate in the psychiatric ward at Lower Buckeye Jail in Phoenix wondered into a restricted area. Two officers respond and tell him to go back to his cell. Without warning the unidentified inmate starts swinging on 15-year veteran Scott Beaty, hitting him in the face, knocking him to the ground.
The other officer begins to taser to the inmate, but it has no effect. The prisoner continues to throw hard punches, alternating from one officer to the other. Eventually Beaty was knocked unconscious.
Eight other officers soon respond to the scene and finally subdue the inmate, who was not injured.
The Daily Mail reports that three officer were taken to the hospital. Two had been knocked out.
Scott Beaty will need reconstructive surgery to his face after being brutally beaten by an inmate
Beaty is intensive case with brain bleeding and broken facial bones. He will need reconstructive surgery.
The incident happened on Wednesday, April 8.