Two detention officers were indicted on misconduct charges in the investigation of the death of 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen, who died January 11th while in the facility’s custody.
According to the Associated Press, McMillen suffered from a previously undetected, genetic disorder that caused an irregular heartbeat. While foul play has been suspected for sometime, it has been released that the officers,Reginald Windham and Victor Holt, falsified records, claiming to have done bed checks at times, when they had not.
The two were charged with a count of second-degree official misconduct. Windham had already been fired in February for not doing the said bed checks, at which time he implicated Holt. The charges are misdemeanors and carry up to 90 days maximum jail time. As of Wednesday, four others were placed on leave, fired, or resigned due to the investigation.