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Ex-Guard At Juvenile Lockup Innocent Of Orchestrating Fatal Beating Of Teen

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MIAMI HERALD
Elord Revolte was beaten to death by more than a dozen fellow detainees in the Miami Dade juvenile lockup.

The federal court trial of Antwan Lenard Johnson appeared to be a clash of narratives between a handful of former juvenile delinquents and one of the officers who guarded them. In the end, jurors believed the guard.

Twelve jurors in Miami’s Wilkie D. Ferguson U.S. Courthouse found Johnson, a former detention officer at Miami’s long-troubled juvenile lockup, innocent of two charges of conspiring to violate the civil rights of a 17-year-old detainee. Elord Revolte died in August 2015 after a mob of fellow detainees beat him savagely — at the behest of Johnson, prosecutors said.

Jurors deliberated for about 20 hours over four days before arriving at their verdict.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.