RTC staff member injured in assault

RTC staff member injured in assault


CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

OFFICE 402-479-5799 | dayne.urbanovsky@nebraska.gov

July 5, 2023 (Lincoln, Neb.) –  An inmate at the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC) assaulted a staff member on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, resulting in serious* injury.

The assault occurred Tuesday afternoon when the staff member was checking the inmate’s ID. The inmate punched the staff member in the head and face multiple times. Responding staff restrained the inmate and remove him from the area. The injured staff member was treated at the hospital and released.

An investigation of the incident has been launched. Findings will be provided to the county attorney for determination of criminal prosecution. The NDCS disciplinary process will be utilized with sanctions such as loss of good time, applied according to the rules and regulations.


*Assaults with serious injury: A serious injury requires urgent and immediate medical treatment and restricts the person’s usual activity. Medical treatment should be more extensive than mere first aid, such as the application of bandages to wounds. It might include stitches, use of Dermabond or other topical adhesive, setting of broken bones, treatment of concussion, loss of consciousness, etc.