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Correctional officers arrested for using excessive force at Abilene prison



JONES COUNTY, TX  – Five correctional officers from Abilene were arrested for using excessive force.

Daniel Pfister, Hunter Burkhalter, Seth Petty, Tyler Seedig, and Franck Moundanga-Nzamba were booked into the Taylor County Jail, after each was indicted for Official Oppression for an incident that occurred at an Abilene prison in May 2021.

Reportedly, all the five suspects “intentionally subjected a victim to mistreatment that the defendant knew was unlawful, to-wit: excessive use of force.”

The documents also confirm each of the suspects was “acting under color of his employment as a correctional officer for the TDCJ” when the alleged mistreatment occurred.

The victim was a TDCJ prisoner.