Today’s winner is Hillsborough County Detention Deputy Charlette Marshall-Jones. She gets the award for the following.
TAMPA – A Hillsborough County deputy and three of her supervisors were suspended after the release of a videotape showing her dumping a man out of a wheelchair in Orient Road Jail.
Detention Deputy Charlette Marshall-Jones, 44, has worked in the county’s jail system for 22 years.
Chief Deputy Jose Docobo said he was disgusted and appalled after viewing a surveillance tape recorded Jan. 29 at Orient Road Jail. The tape shows Jones lifting the back of a wheelchair, causing a man to fall to the floor. She then checks the man’s pockets before he is lifted back into the chair.
Deputies arrested Brian Sterner, 32, on a warrant from Tampa police at his home in Riverview, sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Carter said. He posted bail and was freed Feb. 3.
After watching the tape, Docobo told Orient Road Jail’s administrator, Maj. Robert Lucas, to immediately suspend Jones without pay, he said.
“The actions are indefensible at every level,” Docobo said. “Based on what I saw, anything short of dismissal would be inappropriate.”
Three other deputies have been suspended. This woman’s actions are really dumb considering she did it in full view of a camera. Hillsborough County Detention Deputy Charlette Marshall-Jones deserves to be fired for what she did, but first I name her today’s Knucklehead of the Day.
The video is beneath the fold.