DOC Internal Affairs Investigation

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Former DOC officer Shane Cruz was arrested one year ago for criminal facilitation of delivery of a scheduled two controlled substance and official misconduct.

The department of corrections have received a video depicting an assault on a prisoner who was confined at the Adult Correctional Facility in the village of Mangilao

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The video shows a man in a white shirt being struck by another larger individual in a DOC holding cell.

According to acting DOC Deputy Director – Robert Camacho – DOC is aware of the video. Moreover, during a routine headcount officers discovered a prisoner with visible injuries that were consistent with an assault

According to DOC’s Major Antone Aguon, in a statement to PNC – the video being shown now is the video that DOC received.

Concerns were raised on whether or not the individual recording the altercation was a DOC correction officer, however, Major Aguon has confirmed that the one filming is not one, but the identity has yet to be revealed.

Moreover, according to the Deputy Director, Correction Officers have identified the assailant and have placed him in Administrative Segregation and is pending further investigation.

DOC is investigating the incident with the Guam Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

 

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Born and raised on the island of Saipan, Don moved to Guam in the Spring of 2016 to pursue higher education at the University of Guam. It was at UOG that Don discovered his passion for keeping his peers politically informed. Prior to joining PNC Don gained professional and life experience through a variety of odd jobs ranging from an administrative assistant to a bouncer to a luxury retail salesman. In his free time, you can find him flying his drone or doing landscape and portrait photography. Don joined the PNC News Team not only to broaden his writing skill but also to challenge himself to get in front of the camera, ultimately furthering his passion to promote an informed and politically engaged Mariånas. Don's beat is Court, Crime, and Regional and is also PNC's Lead Reporter.