Inmates attack officers at California State Prison-Los Angeles County

Four correctional officers were injured Tuesday, June 28, in inmate attacks at California State Prison-Los Angeles County (LAC).

At 8:19 a.m., inmate Daniel Camp, 51, left his cell and attacked two correctional officers who were escorting his cellmate, Antoine LeBlanc, 29, back to the cell. One officer used pepper spray to stop the attack. However, during the attack, LeBlanc forced an officer over the stair railing and the officer fell one story. As the other officer attempted to subdue LeBlanc, both also fell down the stairs.

Both officers were transported to an outside hospital for treatment of cuts to their heads and faces. One officer required five staples to the back of his head and will be kept overnight at the hospital for observation. The second officer was released and is recovering at home.

LeBlanc and Camp were examined by prison medical staff. LeBlanc sustained a cut to his forehead, and Camp was uninjured. Both inmates will be transferred to the California Institution for Men in Chino, where they will be housed in the Administrative Segregation Unit while the incident is investigated.

Camp was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on Jan. 16, 1991, to serve a sentence of 29 years to life with the possibility of parole for first-degree murder. LeBlanc was received by CDCR on July 29, 2010, from Los Angeles County to serve a 37-year sentence for kidnapping, voluntary manslaughter, second-degree robbery and assault with a firearm.

After the incident, a third inmate, Ryan Brown, 26, was escorted off the yard due to his behavior, and into a gym, where he head-butted an officer, striking the brim of his hat. Physical force was used to place Brown in a holding cell. Two officers received minor injuries and were transported to an outside medical clinic for treatment. Brown sustained swelling to his eye and a cut to his mouth. Officials are investigating whether the two incidents are related.

Brown was received by CDCR on June 13, 2007, from Los Angeles County to serve a 29-year sentence for attempted second-degree murder.


7 Responses

  1. C.Y. Davis Saturday, July 2, 2016 / 10:41 am

    To my LAC brothers in green who were assaulted on June 28, 2016. My prayers go out to you and your family. When you’re the bread-winner in your family and things like this occur — and you can’t go to work; it’s easy to let worry settle in. I’ve been there so I know it’s true. I want you to know that everything is going to be alright. You’re still standing! Get some rest, replenish your strength and your peace of mind.
    C.Y. Davis

  2. LAC-Staff Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Thank GOD for our many blessings. I want to thank you for being strong and showing the world no matter what comes our way we will and always will continue to do our job to the best of our abilities with HONOR and RESPECT to all. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Semper Fi

  3. Frank.Walker Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    To my brother and sisters, hoping for speedy recoveries. My prayers are with you. Get well soon to those officers who were injured in that attack. Watch your 6.

  4. D.G Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / 11:18 am

    Prayers, speedy recovery and return to the officers injured in yesterday’s incidents.
    Blessings to ALL our men and women, non-custody and custody.

  5. Barbara Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / 8:30 am

    Please all watch your 6. You all are always in my prayers.

  6. K. Bell, Lt. Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / 7:36 am

    We are praying for speedy recoveries for all the staff who were injured in yesterday’s incidents.

  7. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    To all our men and women who wear the uniform, watch your 6, keep each other safe. The custody staff at all our state prisons walk one of the toughest beats that I know.

    To the Officer at Los Angeles County: Get well and take care.

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