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Is This the Testiomy That Will Put Dwayne Johnson’s Prison Officer Attacker Behind Bars?

So this is some pretty damning testimony in the late Dwayne Johnson’s federal trial against a prison officer. “Testifying for the prosecution, James Swain said he watched officer Bridges ‘Sutton’ McRae use his metal handcuffs like brass knuckles to punch the prisoner several times in the head in the sally port of the jail. McRae, who was fired, is charged with civil rights violations. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine. Swain said the incident began when the prisoner, Dwayne Johnson, refused to be fingerprinted unless McRae called him by his feminine name, Duanna. ‘McRae kept hitting Johnson multiple times in the head,’ said Swain, a probationary officer released by the department. ‘Johnson was bleeding profusely from the head. It was a beatdown. It never should have happened. … (McRae) walked by and said ‘I love to fight.’ He was very aggressive and had his chest puffed out. I was speechless.'” (Johnson, pictured, died in November from an unrelated gunshot wound.) [Commercial Appeal]