County Jail Under Investigation

By |2018-03-30T10:54:54-05:00March 29, 2018 10:53 am|State Headlines|0 Comments

(KDKZ-TV) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is broadening his inquiry into the Mississippi County jail and the county’s former sheriff.

The investigation comes after Hawley’s office decided not to charge former Sheriff Cory Hutcheson with homicide in connection with the death of inmate Tory Sanders.

Sanders died in May after several officers forced their way into his cell. Sanders is the third person to die in the jail over the past few years, and Hawley’s office said those deaths warrant a new civil and criminal inquiry into Hutcheson, and the jail. This inquiry is on top of other charges the attorney general is already pursuing against Hutcheson, including assault and robbery.

A press release said Hawley will also continue efforts to keep Hutcheson from acting as sheriff in the future.

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