28-year-old former detention officer charged with child abuse after punching teenager in the body – WSVN 7News |  Miami news, weather, sports
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28-year-old former detention officer charged with child abuse after punching teenager in the body – WSVN 7News | Miami news, weather, sports

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. (WSVN) – A former detention officer has been arrested and charged with harassment.

Twenty-eight-year-old Torrance Gibson was charged with one count of child abuse and one count of battery by strangulation.

The incident occurred in December 2023 at the Department of Juvenile Justice detention center in Fort Lauderdale.

According to police, Gibson grabbed the teenager, body-slammed him and choked him after he refused to submit to a search at the detention center.

Gibson resigned before he could be fired.

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