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Another guard at Cuyahoga County Jail placed on paid administrative leave, under investigation

Posted: 1:59 PM, Oct 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-29 13:59:30-04
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CLEVELAND — Another corrections officer at the Cuyahoga County Jail has been placed on leave while authorities conduct an internal investigation.

According to a letter from the county dated Oct. 21, the guard was put on paid administrative leave effective Oct. 23. The guard was also ordered to surrender all of equipment/property belonging to the county.

The reason for the suspension is unknown at this time.

The letter states that the guard has been banned from stepping foot on county property unless there is a "legitimate personal business involving a county agency that is unrelated" to the guard's employment.

Multiple guards at the county jail have been placed on leave and/or criminally charged since November 2018.

To read more about the Cuyahoga County Jail and all of the issues plaguing it since the U.S. Marshals Service called it one of the worst facilities in the country, click here.

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