Sheriff Marty Donini has launched a full internal investigation.
On Jan. 14 an inmate being held in Michigan was temporarily released into the custody of the State of Ohio. Talleon S. Brazil, 31, was then improperly released by a corrections officer of the Scioto County Sheriff’s Department on Jan. 21.
Donini has since then apologized for the incident. An internal investigation has begun to discover those responsible for the release.
Facts will be gathered on the events. After all are gathered, the investigation will push forward into its next phase.
When the investigation is concluded, justice will be dealt with in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
The mutual agreement is currently held between the Ohio Labor Council, Fraternal Order of Police and Scioto County Sheriff.
Exact details as to the extent of punishment have not been given. Donini would state that the current Jail Administrator after learning of the mistake, was immediately in contact with Michigan authorities.
The Detroit man was later apprehended without incident on Feb. 1, by Michigan law enforcement.
When originally transferred to Ohio, Brazil appeared in Scioto County Common Pleas Court on Jan. 16, he was then appointed legal counsel. He then entered a “not guilty” plea to all criminal charges and bond was set at $50,000.
Brazil was serving a prison sentence for various criminal offenses. He was booked into Scioto due to being indicted by the Scioto County grand jury on six counts of felonies related to drugs.
He was scheduled to return to court on the fourth of February, before his improper release.
The holder placed on Brazil that was not acknowledged by the officer who released him and Brazil’s improper release incited the internal investigation.
Donini has apologized for the incident and an internal investigation on how this event transpired and who is responsible, is underway.
Reach Bailey Watts (740) 353-3101 Ext 1931
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