Woman suing guard, juvenile detention center

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A young woman is suing the juvenile detention center and the guard who allegedly started a fight between inmates.

According to the lawsuit, Rachel deSantiago ordered another inmate to attack Shantel Serrano, who was 17 at the time of the 2015 incident.

Deputies say Desantiago watched as the girl punched Serrano several times in the face. They say deSantiago set up the fight because she claimed Serrano was causing problems.

deSantiago no longer works for the county. There is a warrant for her arrest after she didn’t show up to court.

The county is also named in the suit, which says it was negligent in hiring deSantiago.

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