Sedgwick County detention deputy charged, punched inmate 6-8 times

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the employment status of the deputy.

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A Sedgwick County detention deputy has been charged with one count of battery after allegedly punching an inmate six to eight times.

A news release from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office says on April 22, an inmate was banging on the doors of his cell and yelling for an extended period. He was told to stop at least twice but continued and started banging on other objects located in the booking cell.

The SCSO said a team of deputies went to a cell to put him in a more secure cell and to prevent damage to the cell.

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Once deputies entered the cell, the inmate sat down on a bench and placed his hands toward his chest in a passive-resistant manner when Kymbal Britt, 19, punched him six to eight times in the head and body.

Other deputies intervened and placed the inmate into handcuffs. No injuries were observed or reported.

The SCSO conducted a criminal investigation into the incident and the District Attorney’s office charged Britt with one count of misdemeanor battery. He has been with the SCSO since April 17, 2023. He was relieved of duty on April 22, 2024.

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