State correctional officer arrested

TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a state correctional officer has been arrested on a charge of trafficking cocaine in a state prison in North Florida.

A jail spokeswoman says Keith Alan Black was being held at the Leon County Jail on Tuesday on $150,000 bond.

He was arrested on Monday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Florida Department of Corrections’ Inspector General’s Office. They began investigating him on Sept. 24.

He was charged with one count of trafficking cocaine.


Corrections officer on trial for civil rights violations

TOLEDO — On Tuesday, the Federal trial begins for a former Lucas County Corrections officer charged with civil rights and conspiracy violations.

Seth Bunke, 25, is accused of repeatedly kicking an inmate in the side of the head in July 2007.

The former officer is also charged in four other incidents where inmates were either seized or assaulted.

Bunke is a Marine Corps veteran who was hailed as a hero after assisting in the rescue of POW Jessica Lynch in Iraq.