Ex-Maryland Corrections Officer Indicted in Death

A former Maryland corrections officer has been indicted in connection with the death of an inmate accused of killing a Prince George's County police officer.

Anthony McIntosh, 48, was charged with a federal civil rights violation and falisfying documents in the death of Ronnie White on June 29, 2008, according to WRC-TV.

White, 19, was found dead in his jail cell in the maximum-security section of the corrections center two days after he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for allegedly running down and killing Prince George's County police Sgt. Richard Findley in a stolen truck.

The medical examiner ruled White's death a homicide, but corrections officers maintained that White, who suffered two broken bones in his neck and died of asphyxiation caused by strangulation, killed himself, according to the station's report.

The federal indictment says McIntosh discovered White unresponsive in his cell and in apparent need of medical attention but walked away without helping White or notifying other corrections personnel.

McIntosh also is charged with two counts of destruction, alteration or falsification of records in a federal investigation. He is accused of falsifying an incident report and a witness statement.

The FBI arrested McIntosh Thursday in New York City.

The civil rights offense carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. The maximum penalty for the other charges is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 for each count.