Negligence, insubordination, and misconduct warrant dismissal of corrections officer in penal setting.

Topic: Employment, Decided by: Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1408949 , Decision Date: November 18, 2013 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

Dismissal of a Department of Corrections (DOC) officer for negligence in performing duties, insubordination, and misconduct was affirmed. Dismissal was justified as an appropriate sanction after the corrections officer (1) failed to maintain accountability roster of inmates in her unit, in compliance with DOC’s Standard Operating Procedures; (2) failed to submit a written statement explaining the deficiency, even after multiple requests from superiors; and (3)  attempted to make a false 9-1-1 call from the prison.

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