Arizona probes into inmate suicides leads to 13 firings

PHOENIX (AP) — Separate investigations into two inmate suicides at Arizona prisons have led to the firings of 13 corrections officers and sergeants.

The Arizona Department of Corrections said Friday that six others have been disciplined for failing to conduct security checks or perform other duties.

According to the department, the investigations found numerous instances of neglect of duty and violations of the department’s policies and ethics code.

In addition to failing to conduct security checks, the department says those instances included falsification of records, failing to report or investigate misconduct by subordinates and leaving duty posts without authorization.

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