Ex-Nevada Corrections Officer Indicted On Battery Count

A former Nevada corrections officer has been indicted on charges that he used excessive force against an inmate.

Prison officials say Paul Chaffee was indicted Friday on one count of battery causing substantial bodily harm in connection with the December incident at High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs.

Chaffee, who was initially placed on administrative leave, was terminated July 3rd following an investigation by the Nevada Attorney General's office.