Inmate charged with battery for striking correctional officer

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Friday, August 5, 2016
Ronald Posey

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Ronald Posey, 28, is charged with aggravated battery for repeatedly striking a Cook County Jail correctional officer, according to jail officials.

Posey allegedly beat the officer around 9:30 p.m. on July 29, while in jail custody on gun charges. The officer was transported by ambulance to an area hospital to treat his injuries.

Jail officials said if Posey is convicted he will be denied pretrial jail time credit for time spent at the Cook County Jail in addition to any sentence imposed in his cases.