Judge awards $7,500 to former inmate for beating

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a former Allegheny County Jail corrections officer should pay $7,500 to a former inmate.

District Judge Terrence F. McVerry ruled Thursday that former corrections officer 34-year-old Arii L. Metz should pay 26-year-old David Kipp for the 2010 beating.

McVerry called Metz’s conduct “outrageous” and “malicious.” Kipp reached a separate settlement with authorities over the treatment but the terms weren’t disclosed.

In March Metz pleaded guilty to violating Kipp’s civil rights. Authorities say Metz entered Kipp’s cell and punched him several times without provocation, after Kipp repeatedly buzzed the intercom to make a phone call and get an attorney.

Kipp suffered a broken nose, bruises, and a perforated ear drum.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 18.

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