Montgomery Police Expand Investigation Into City Jail Contraband
There's been a bit of a shake up at the Montgomery City Jail in the past few weeks. Federal inmates have been taken out, the warden was reassigned, and several correctional officers have been fired. Police Chief Kevin Murphy says that's likely not the end of it.
"The safety and security of the jail can not be left to chance," said Chief Murphy.
The issue raised concerns with the U.S. Marshals Service and they removed 60 federal inmates. Control of the jail has also been handed over to Chief of Staff, Brenda Mitchell.
As for what type of contraband was found inside, police are not saying.
He says he expects there to be more arrests and possibly more terminations.
Montgomery Police is handling the criminal investigation and the Office of City Investigations is handling the investigation into jail protocol.
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