Charles County, MD…The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) has suspended a correctional officer – a four-year veteran of the Charles County Detention Center – and relieved him of his duties after being made aware that the officer is alleged to have violated the privacy of an arrestee’s cell phone during the booking process.
In accordance with Agency policy, the CCSO Office of Professional Responsibility will conduct an administrative investigation. In addition, the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the incident and is working in collaboration with the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office to address potential violations of Maryland Law.
Sheriff Troy D. Berry said, “I want to inform our community of this investigation and reassure them that we are investigating this to the fullest extent. This correctional officer’s actions are contrary to the values and the professionalism of the Agency.”
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is committed to maintaining public trust and encourages anyone with a complaint to contact the agency or submit a complaint via the CCSO website: www.ccso.us. The investigation is ongoing.