CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A prosecutor says four law enforcement agencies are investigating possible malfeasance by a Kentucky jailer following problems at the facility.
The Independent reports Commonwealth Attorney Rhonda Copley detailed the investigation of Boyd County Detention Center Jailer Joe Burchett during a public meeting of the county Fiscal Court on Tuesday.
Copley said once the investigation is completed, they’ll present it to a grand jury that can indict him.
The probe comes after several incidents at the jail. They include several maximum-security inmates fighting with guards and setting fire to items in August, and the escape of four inmates in July.
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Burchett said he doesn’t think an indictment against him can be secured, adding that problems at the facility are being addressed.
Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com