Former Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to 2 Charges

Cleveland, OH - A former Cuyahoga County corrections officer pleaded guilty to 2 criminal charges on Wednesday morning.

Martin Devring, was the corrections officer on duty August 28, 2018 when he failed to secure a portion of the facility and falsified record logs by stating the entire pod was secure, when, in fact, an inmate was in medical distress.

Prosecutors said the inmate, Joseph Arquillo, had overdosed on opioids and died later that day at MetroHealth.

Martin Devring pleaded guilty to tampering with records and dereliction of duty.

He will be sentenced on March 15, 2021.

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