Inmate Abuse at Holding Center?

February 24, 2012 Updated Feb 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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February 24, 2012 Updated Feb 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) -An inmate is suing Erie County and claims he was assaulted by several deputies inside the Erie County Holding Center. Marquez Mack, who was facing robbery charges, says he was kicked, punched, and slammed several times inside a cell on January 29th, 2010. Lawyers for Mack have obtained surveillance footage during the incident and believe his civil liberties were violated when the deputies used excessive force. Representatives for the Erie County Sheriff's Office could not comment publicly about the on-going legal case, but in court papers, the Sheriff's Office claims Mack was combative and the force was reasonable and necessary.