Police Leave 2 Teenagers in a Holding Cell for an Entire Weekend, In the Dark, Without Food

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“It’s obvious we need to make some changes at the courthouse, to make sure  our procedures are followed (and) that this doesn’t happen again. I’m embarrassed today as I can possibly be.”

June 26, 2014

Two teens, 16 and 17, were at the Douglas County Courthouse for their appearances on Friday.

Neither of their parents showed up for court so they were set to be transported back to the youth detention center.

However, they were instead put in a courthouse holding cell and left there all weekend long.

The two teens were left in the dark, with no food, and no toilet paper.

Douglas County Sheriff spoke out about this ridiculous mistake.

“It’s obvious we need to make some changes at the courthouse, to make sure  our procedures are followed (and) that this doesn’t happen again. I’m embarrassed today as I can possibly be,” he said.

The teens were not discovered until Monday morning.

Miller says that eight to ten officers are responsible for the checks to prevent such things from happening and they may lose their jobs once an internal investigation is complete.

 


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