Inmate in Knox beating investigation now free (via WBIR Staff, WBIR)

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The man at the center of a Knox County jail beating investigation made bail Thursday and is now at home with his family. Louis Flack, 52, was released after his family posted bond, which was initially set at $55,000. He is charged with aggravated assault and burglary.

“They’re a big family and a close family, and they did everything they could to bail him out,” Flack’s attorney, Lance Baker, said Friday. “He is at home, surrounded by his family and he’s glad to be out of the detention facility. He was having real trouble staying there.”

Late last month, Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones fired one jailer and suspended two other employees without pay after reviewing a 9-minute security cam that captured several corrections officers hitting Flack.

Another officer resigned during the investigation.

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