Richland Parish correctional officer arrested & fired

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RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE) - A Richland Parish Detention Center correctional officer was arrested after an incident with an inmate, leading to the officer's termination.

Sheriff Gary Gilley would not release the name of the officer who was fired. The man is now facing a charge of simple battery.

Sheriff Gilley says the man was on probation prior to the incident.

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