Contact Us

Missoula County Detention Officer Terminated – Criminal Charges Possible [AUDIO]

Missoula County Jail
photo by Lorna Wall

Missoula County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jason Johnson says an employee of the County Detention Center has been terminated for alleged use of excessive force.

Johnson says the as yet unidentified officer was placed on administrative leave on November 3rd pending completion of an allegation of excessive use of force on an inmate.

The Professional Standards Division of the Missoula County Sheriff’s Department conducted two investigations, one administrative and one criminal.  Upon completion of the administrative investigation the detention officer’s employment with Missoula County was terminated on November 23rd.

The sheriff’s department advised the county attorney’s office of the pending criminal investigation.  That investigative file is expected to be completed and provided to the county attorney’s office on Thursday.

The former detention officer’s name and the nature of the excessive force allegedly used has not been made public.

Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jason Johnson

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

More From 96.3 The Blaze

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://963theblaze.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 96.3 The Blaze quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 96.3 The Blaze quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!