OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) -- The children’s song “Baby Shark” is at the center of new abuse allegations against two Oklahoma County jailers and their supervisor.
On Monday, former detention officers Christian Miles and Gregory Butler, and their supervisor, Christopher Hendershott, were charged with four counts of cruelty to prisoners, four counts of corporal punishment to an inmate, and four counts of conspiracy for incidents in November and December 2019.
Miles and Butler allegedly pulled at least five inmates, one at a time, out of their cells late at night, then handcuffed them with their arms behind their backs in a standing position in an attorney booth. In some cases, the inmates were made to listen to “Baby Shark” for up to two hours at a time.
Oklahoma City attorney Casey Davis compared the allegations to Guantanamo Bay torture tactics.
The documents also state Miles told investigators that “the inmates often ‘pissed off’ Butler which evidence suggests led to those inmates being taken to of their cells/pods and mistreated.”
Hendershott allegedly learned about the mistreatment but did not thing to help the inmates or discipline the officers. He allegedly ignored 20 hand written inmate complaints as well. His alleged in action allegedly resulted in “the Officers continuing to mistreat inmates where at least an additional six (6) inmates were physically victimized.”