State justice officials in Elizabethtown, KY have stated a juvenile justice commissioner has been relieved of his duties in the middle of an investigation into 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen’s death at a state detention center.
The Justice and Public Safety Cabinet says Commissioner Bob Hayter was let go for failing to notify his superiors that an employee had been suspended for failing to check on the teen. The employee who failed to carry out required bed checks on the youth has been dismissed.
McMillen of Shelby County, was found unresponsive in her cell at Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center in Hardin County on Jan. 11.
State juvenile justice officials recently said a martial arts hold was used on the teenager hours before she was found dead.
The cabinet says state investigations into the death are close to being completed.
Source: The Root