Two Jail Officers On Leave in Murder Investigation
Two Prince George's County corrections officers have been placed on leave after investigators looking into the June strangling death of a 19-year-old inmate determined they were "the focus of the investigation."
A county spokesman, John Erzen, told The Post's Aaron C. Davis that the officers were placed on leave last week after "we received information that they were the focus of the investigation" into Ronnie L. White's death.
White was found dead June 29 in his cell less than 48 hours after he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Cpl. Richard S. Findley, a 39-year-old county police officer.
His death was ruled a homicide last week after Assistant State Medical Examiner J. Laron Locke found that White had been strangled, probably with a sheet, a towel or the crux of an elbow.
By Derek Kravitz |
September 22, 2008; 6:08 PM ET
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