CLEVELAND — Three Cuyahoga County jail employees indicted this week were told to turn in their employee IDs, but will still get paid as the county conducts internal investigations into the charges against them.
Associate Warden Eric Ivey was indicted on tampering with evidence charges and falsification after investigators said he lied to investigators this week. County records show Ivey makes $93,000 annually.
Corrections Officer John Wilson is charged with felonious assault and other charges after investigators said he knocked out an inmate's teeth. The county said Wilson makes $48,500 a year.
Jail Corporal Jason Jozwiak is charged with interfering with civil rights after prosecutors alleged Jozwiak refused to let a nurse attend to the inmate they say Wilson assaulted. According to court records, that inmate had broken teeth and a broken nose. Jozwiak is also charged with lying to investigators. Records show his annual salary is $60,000.
The paid leave comes just weeks after five other jailers were indicted and placed on unpaid leave by the county. When asked about the difference, a county spokeswoman said internal investigations were underway and that if there was a change in the workers' status she'd update News 5.
Meanwhile, the mother of the inmate Wilson is charged with attacking said she wants accountability.
"Yes, I do feel that they should lose their jobs, so that they will not do that to anyone else" said the woman who asked her identity not be used because she feared for her safety. "Because no other inmate deserves that."