Fishkill Officers Sentenced

Convicted of 2013 inmate assault

Kevin Moore was beaten by guards

Two former guards at the maximum-security Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill were sentenced July 23 for their role in a 2013 attack on a prisoner and attempts to cover up the crime.

A federal judge in White Plains sentenced Kathy Scott to eight years and four months in prison and George Santiago Jr. to seven years and three months for their role in the beating of Kevin Moore, 54, who spent 17 days in the hospital.

The former officers were convicted, after a nine-day jury trial, of violating Moore’s civil rights and falsifying documents to make it appear he had attacked the guards. Three other former guards were also charged and pleaded guilty. Santiago hit one of the officers on the back with his baton to create bruises.


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