Anthony McIntosh sentenced to 24 months in prison

A former Prince George's County corrections officer who pleaded guilty in connection with the death of a detainee who had been accused of killing a county police officer was sentenced to 24 months in prison Monday.

Anthony McIntosh, 49, earlier pleaded guilty to one count of falsifying records. He pleaded not guilty to two other charges. Those two charges were dropped.

“Instead of lawfully carrying out his duties as a correctional officer, Mr. McIntosh used his official position to obstruct the search for the truth regarding the in-custody death of a pretrial detainee,” said Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Roy L. Austin Jr. “The Justice Department will continue to vigorously prosecute officers who cross the line and engage in criminal misconduct.”

McIntosh was arrested in January 2012 and accused of failing to alert emergency workers after finding an inmate unresponsive in his cell in June 2008.

An indictment unsealed last year charges McIntosh with a federal civil rights violation and with two counts of destroying or falsifying records in a federal investigation.

Ronnie White was found dead in his jail cell days after he was arrested in the hit-and-run death of Cpl. Richard Findley.

The state medical examiner had ruled the 19-year-old was strangled and declared the death a homicide Court records don't show an attorney for McIntosh.