Response to AOCDS Letter from Sheriff Hutchens
SANTA ANA, Calif. (January 30, 2016) – On Friday, January 29, 2016, the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriff’s (AOCDS) hand delivered a letter to Sheriff Hutchens’ office. The following is a response to the letter from Sheriff Hutchens:
Statement from Sheriff Hutchens:
I have been very clear from the onset of the jail escape investigation that I am deeply concerned about the length of time it took to recognize that three maximum security inmates were unaccounted for. I have initiated an internal administrative investigation to determine the facts of what occurred, contributing factors to the escape and inmate count procedures. Until the investigation is complete, I am unable to discuss further. Please know that we have taken immediate action to ensure that this situation will not happen again, and that the safety of our community is my highest priority.
There have been no personnel changes as of this time.
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To read about the letter that AOCDS President Tom Dominguez send to Sheriff Hutchens, wherein he asked that she “remove Capt. Chris Wilson from his command of the Central Men’s Jail,” click on the links below: