Video: Jailer admits to brutal jail assault

Shannon eventually pleaded guilty to assault

(KPRC) Newly release surveillance video shows a brutal attack inside a Houston, Texas jail cell.

It shows the moments when Houston police civilian jailer Lasswon Shannon repeatedly hit a handcuffed inmate in a padded cell.

The victim in this case, 24-year-old Akrem Azzam, had been arrested in June for aggravated assault.

In the video, you can see Azzam walk up to the closed cell door and, according to court documents, spit at Shannon. It appears Shannon then reopened the cell door and punched Azzam in the head several times, until he fell to the floor.

Shannon eventually pleaded guilty to assault.

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