- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) - Investigations into a New Mexico jail found officers improperly placed an inmate accused of a murder in a minimum security unit and failed to notice “compromised” fencing through which two inmates managed to escape.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2rnugM1 ) Sandoval County posted redacted versions of internal and external investigations Monday into the May 5 escape of Paul Garcia and Blake McPherson from the Sandoval County Jail.

According to a Sandoval County spokesman, two jail officers assigned to the minimum restrictive housing unit are facing disciplinary action and all detention center officers will undergo refresher training.

Investigators determined the two officers in the unit failed to properly monitor inmates as they moved in and out of the recreation yard.


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