Howard jail sex investigation is completed, but officials have little to say about it

September 19, 1996|By Ivan Penn | Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF

Howard County officials said yesterday that an eight-week investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by male officers at the county jail with a female inmate has concluded, but they JTC failed to make good on their repeated promises to detail the inquiry's findings.

James N. Rollins, director of the 361-bed Jessup jail, did say that a "personnel action" has been filed against one of two male correctional officers put on administrave leave with pay after the investigation began. Rollins said the second officer remains on leave. But the jail director would not discuss the disciplinary action against the first officer, how long the second officer will remain on leave or any other aspect of the investigation.

County Executive Charles I. Ecker said yesterday, "A thorough internal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct at the detention center has been completed. The county has taken what it feels is appropriate action. There will be no further comment since this involves matters of a personnel nature."

Pub Date: 9/19/96

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