Previously-indicted corrections officer now accused of extortion, intimidation

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CLEVELAND– A Cuyahoga County corrections officer who was already indicted for alleged abuse at the jail is facing new charges.

Idris-Farid Clark was arrested on Thursday on two counts of extortion and one count of intimidation for crimes that happened on Wednesday, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Clark told another corrections officer he had videos of him involved in other incidents at the jail, which were, “Just as bad as his,” the indictment said. Clark told the other officer if he did not testify on his behalf he would release the video, court documents said.

“I’m not gonna burn for no one. If I go down, others are going down too,” Clark said, according to the indictment.

During a phone conversation, Clark said he was doing the same thing to other corrections officers, the indictment said.

In April, Clark was indicted for an incident that happened at the Cuyahoga County Jail on July 16, 2018. The attorney general’s office said he sprayed pepper foam at an inmate while she was in a restraint chair. It was caught on video.

Clark was charged with felonious assault, assault, interfering with a civil rights and unlawful restraint. Fellow corrections officer, Robert P. Marsh, was also indicted for his role in the offense.

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