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.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Coronavirus vaccine will not change world right away
- Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands VIEW
- 'Bear spray quite possibly saved his life': Jogger survives mauling in Alaska
- ‘The biggest monster’ is spreading. And it’s not COVID-19.
- People live longer in blue states than in red states; new study points to impact of state policies
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