BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A 34-year-old former Manatee County corrections deputy has been charged with battery and sentenced to 120 days in jail after injuring an inmate two years ago.
Back on June 23, 2017, the State Attorney’s Office says Paul Wagner was taking an inmate to a separate area of the Manatee County Jail. Wagner and the inmate got into a verbal fight, and Wagner ended up pinning the victim against the wall, then later to the ground, according to the release.
The State Attorney’s Office says other deputies were around and the video shows aggressive force.
Wagner took a plea deal on June 28, 2019, which resulted in 120 days in county jail, battery, 30 days in the work offender program and anger management classes with his two-year probation.