CLEVELAND (AP) — The former director of a troubled county jail in Cleveland was convicted Friday of negligently mismanaging the power the place a number of inmates died three years in the past.
Kenneth Mills, 55, of Avon, was discovered responsible of two counts every of misdemeanor falsification and dereliction of obligation costs however was acquitted of a felony tampering with data rely. He now faces a possible sentence of greater than a 12 months behind bars.
More than two dozen witnesses testified at trial that Mills ignored warnings that there have been not sufficient corrections officers, nurses or house to implement a plan to increase the jail and home different cities’ inmates. Mills resigned in November 2018, shortly earlier than the U.S. Marshal’s Service issued a report calling situations on the jail “inhumane.”
Mills’ attorneys argued that the county sheriff, not the jail director, was chargeable for situations inside the power. They additionally questioned why no high-ranking officers took motion if that’s the case many issues have been being raised about situations on the jail.
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