At 8:15 a.m. on January 4, 2010, Officer Clint Walker #14256 was walking on the sidewalk in front of C Dorm. Walker saw inmate Charles Pandit R-23165 standing there while inmate Robert Sims R-11725 was going into the dorm. Pandit extended his leg to trip Sims. Sims didn’t see what Pandit did. Sims stumbled and dropped the soft drink he was carrying. Some of the liquid splashed on Pandit’s uniform.
Pandit turned to Sims, grabbed his left arm, and shouted, “You did that on purpose!”
Walker was standing about 5 yards behind Pandit and Sims. Walker told Pandit, “I saw what you did, and I’m going to write a disciplinary report.” Walker radioed for assistance. When Officer Aoki arrived at C Dorm, he and Walker escorted Pandit to disciplinary confinement.