610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

News

8 Deputies Out After A Sex Misconduct Probe

View Comments
File photo of a sheriff's officer badge. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a sheriff’s officer badge. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_8Reluctantly Jumping On The Clowney Bandwagon

77820352_8O'Brien: "We Will Draft A Quarterback"

77820352_8Hot Cheerleaders - Funny Faces

77820352_8Some College Cheer

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8What Is The WORST Series Finale?

77820352_8What Is The BEST Baseball Movie?

77820352_8Nun Stuns All On The Voice Italy, Breaks YouTube Record

77820352_8Conan O'Brien Fires Off On Houston

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

HOUSTON (AP) — The sheriff of the most populous county in Texas says eight of his employees have been fired, quit or retired after an internal investigation of sexual misconduct at the county jails.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia says one former employee had been fired and indicted in February. Another supervisor and four detention officers were fired Friday, while a deputy resigned and a supervisor retired during the yearlong investigation.

Garcia didn’t identify by name the disciplined employees accused of having sexual relations with female inmates in jail laundry rooms. He said, however, that some had been with the sheriff’s office for more than 10 years.

He said more surveillance cameras have been installed to prevent a recurrence of such misconduct.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus