- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - Five staff members at a Miami juvenile detention center where an inmate died last month have been fired.

The Miami Herald reports (http://hrld.us/1N3km6g) that the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice won’t confirm whether 17-year-old Elord Revolte’s death was the result of rumored staff-encouraged fights among inmates. They say the Inspector General’s Office will begin investigating the matter Thursday. The five fired employees include three supervisors.

Revolte was staying at the Miami-Dade Juvenile Detention Center following an arrest in Miami Beach. Police say an Aug. 30 fight involving as many as 20 inmates led to Revolte being seriously injured. He died the next day at a hospital.

Miami-Dade Public Defender Marie Osborne says 15 youths have separately confirmed to lawyers that contraband food was used by staff as rewards for beat-downs.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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