It’s not everyday that you have to do the worm, in order to receive basic humane privileges. A 35 year-old deputy at Summit county Jail ordered five jail inmates to dance in order to use a phone or microwave. When you’re in the slammer, anything goes!
This dancing was to the soundtrack of Usher, might we add. Possibly the Northeast Ohio deputy used it as a tactic to hear “these are my confessions” from each of the inmates? With the emotional strife that this could have caused, we would have chosen the shackles.
[pullquote quote="The community needs to be assured that all inmates that come through the doors of the Summit County jail will be treated humanely and with respect." credit="Inspector Bill Holland"]
Along with this dance session on April 11, the inmates were put in time-out and colleagues were invited to witness. After an internal investigation took place, the deputy was fired on accounts of mistreating inmates, acting inappropriately, and having a cell phone in jail. Without his mobile device, who would have provided the Usher soundtrack to the dance rendezvous? The the Akron Beacon Journal reported, one inmate did the worm to the song “Yeah”, while another did the robot just to contact relatives, regarding a death in the family.
The former inmate who reported the shenanigans refused to dance and claimed it was “a gross abuse of people’s authority.” The deputy apparently showed remorse for his actions and claimed his intention was to relieve the tension in the jail.
Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris – “Yeah”
[Source: Huffington Post]