☷California Convict Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Detention Officers
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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California Convict Sentenced To Prison For Assaulting Detention Officers LAS VEGAS – A convicted felon detained at the Nevada Southern Detention Center ( NSDC ) was sentenced today to three years and five months in prison for assaulting two officers before a riot at the facility . Mekivil Julius Franklin , 51 , of California , pleaded guilty on December 21 , 2021 to two counts of assault of a federal officer . In addition to imprisonment , U . S . District Judge Andrew P . Gordon sentenced Franklin to three years of supervised release . According to court documents , on May 31 , 2020 , detention officers at the NSDC responded to a physical altercation between two detainees in a cell block . After officers broke up the fight , a group of detainees surrounded them . Franklin first sucker punched an officer in the face and knocked him unconscious , and then he punched another officer in the face and body . After the assaults committed by Franklin , detention officers vacated the cell block . Detainees proceeded to initiate a prison riot . Franklin was an active participant in the riot , and he was ultimately among the last group of detainees to surrender . At the time , Franklin was housed at NSDC temporarily while in transit to his final Federal Bureau of Prisons facility , having been convicted and sentenced to 41 months imprisonment for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition in the Northern District of California . Acting U . S . Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Spencer L . Evans for the FBI made the announcement . This case was investigated by the FBI . Assistant U . S . Attorney Jim Fang prosecuted the case . ###
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