Allegheny jail employees suspended without pay
Five Allegheny County Jail employees have been suspended without pay, a county spokeswoman said on Thursday.
Amie Downs would not identify the five or say when or why they were suspended.
Downs also would not say if the suspensions are related to an incident in which a jail employee violated jail policy by bringing a handgun into the facility.
“Earlier this month, an employee of the jail self-reported that she had entered the jail with her personal handgun,” Downs said in a written statement.
“To enter the jail, employees are subject to a strict security protocol. This protocol was not followed and the handgun was not discovered during that process.”
A review showed that the proper protocols are in place “but that the employees responsible for the oversight had violated jail policy,” Downs said. “Disciplinary action against all employees involved in this particular incident is currently being considered.”
Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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