Five cops restrain man down and pepper spray him in faceSubmitted by tpmeredith on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 23:08
A video gets leaked of five police officers pepper spraying a man in the face, the guy does not lose his job and they do literally assign an investigator to find out how the leak occurred?
"The Maine Department of Corrections is investigating to determine how the press obtained video and documents about a captain's treatment of an inmate last year."
"Scott Burnheimer, superintendent of the medium- and minimum-security prison, fired Welch over the incident, but that decision was overruled by Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte, who gave Welch a 30-day suspension, according to the documents and interviews....... The Department of Corrections has assigned an investigator to determine how the information got out.
"Your possession of that indicates a breach of security on our part and we absolutely do need to look into that," said Associate Commissioner Jody Breton. "We certainly will be tightening up security -- where (information) is stored, who has access."
Breton said the probe is not being conducted because the story and video cast the department in a poor light, but because it revealed private information about an inmate."