Correctional Officer charged with eight counts of misconduct
Decatur – A correctional
officer is charged with eight counts of official misconduct and two felonies.
Timothy Ware, who worked for the Decatur
C.C. (Women and Family Services Division of DOC) is currently suspended and on
unpaid leave. According to court filings in Macon County
Timothy was charged in
May with misconduct. Bond is set at $25,000.
IDOC Director S.A. "Tony Godinez release a statement about this rare incident.
"The thousands of hardworking, rank-and-file correctional officers, security
supervisors, support staff, other employees and vendors in the Illinois
Department of Corrections perform their jobs diligently and honorably. On this
extremely rare occasion when an individual violated our trust, the IDOC
aggressively investigated and turned all findings over to the State's Attorney
of Macon County. It's in the courts now and Mr. Ware is on unpaid Suspension
Pending Judicial Verdict, in accordance with the union contract between the
IDOC and AFSCME. "
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