“Our Sheriff Susan Hutson has recently notified partners in the Criminal Justice System that Deputy Sheriffs will be pulled away from their assigned duties and responsibilities to support prevention of the recent tragedies that have happened at the Criminal Justice Center.
The current calamities are unfortunate. I would like to pray for those inmates, their families and the loved ones who supported them. Given the recent spike in violence and the devastations that happen on our streets, we cannot afford to shut down or slow down our court system, or negatively impact families and other components of the Criminal Justice System that depend on the order and protection that those Deputies provide.
I am asking for a better solution and compromise from the Sheriff while all partners convene to attempt to work this out.”
Councilmember Oliver M. Thomas, Jr.
Chair, Criminal Justice Committee