Illinois State Police arrests three Pontiac correctional officers for misconduct, battery

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Illinois State Police announced the arrest of three Pontiac Correctional Center officers after an investigation into an incident earlier this month.

Correctional Officer Giovanni Rodriguez, Sgt. Jason Cremer and Lt. James Fike, were each charged with one count of official misconduct and one count of battery. 

On or about Feb. 3, Rodriguez, Cremer and Fike are alleged, while acting in their official capacity, to have knowingly performed an act, which is forbidden by law and without legal justification. What they did is currently unknown, but it caused bodily harm to an incarcerated individual. 

The arrests of the three men were conducted over a two-day period on Sunday and Monday. 

ISP conducted the joint investigation with IDOC and the Division of Internal Investigation.

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