Former corrections officer involved in jail fire indicted

AUSTIN - A former corrections officer at the Travis County Correctional Complex has been indicted in connection to a July 2015 fire there.

The Travis County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that a grand jury indicted Dustin D’Amalfi on charges of tampering with physical evidence and false report to a peace officer. The charges are related to the July 25, 2015 fire in which D’Amalfi and other corrections officers allegedly used a chemical agent to remove an inmate from his cell, injuring him and setting the mattress on fire. KVUE’s partners at the Austin American-Statesman report D’Amalfi resigned from his position in August 2015.

The district attorney’s office said tampering with physical evidence is a third-degree felony punishable by 2-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The false report charge is a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine not to exceed $2,000.

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