A corrections officer at Santa Barbara County Jail faces criminal investigation by the District Attorney’s office – as well as an internal administrative investigation – following allegations by a female inmate that she and the officer had “inappropriate contact.” Sheriff’s spokesperson Erik Raney would not say whether the alleged contact was consensual, adding that the Sheriff’s Department could not legally comment. The officer was placed on paid administrative leave.
Originally published 12:00 p.m., March 23, 2006
Updated 12:11 p.m., March 23, 2006
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