Top St. Louis Jail Official Suspended

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Just hours before an inmate escaped from a St. Louis jail, the city’s corrections commissioner was suspended because of complaints about his management of city jail facilities.

Commissioner Gene Stubblefield was suspended Friday. Stubblefield will be able to defend his performance in several hearings and meetings. The city emphasized that no one is alleging any criminal misconduct.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the suspension occurred after city officials reviewed past jail breaks and jail operations, which included issues like overdue bills and overtime payments.

pollard Top St. Louis Jail Official Suspended

Lorenzo Pollard

The city emphasized that no one is alleging any criminal misconduct.

The inmate who escaped Friday night, 31-year-old Lorenzo Pollard, was capatured Sunday evening. He was the fourth inmate to escape from city confinement this year. Two others escaped last year.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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