WASHINGTON (WNEW) – Anne Arundel County police arrested four detention officers on misconduct and contraband charges Tuesday.
Police say the department was contacted by Anne Arundel County Department of Detention Facilities on Jan. 26 about the detention officers, who they said were smuggling illegal contraband into the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis.
Detectives learned that illegal contraband was on several occasions illegal contraband was smuggled into the detention center. They found loose tobacco, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, fast food, lighters, matches, an electronic cigarette and a cell phone and accessories.
On April 17, a grand jury indicted four detention center officers with 61 counts of criminal charges including misconduct in office, possession of contraband, possession with intent to distribute contraband, contraband delivery, possession telecommunication device, bribery public employee, conspiracy and numerous other charges.
Investigators arrested the officers on Tuesday morning around 7 a.m. at the detention center at 131 Jennifer Rd.
The following officers were arrested:
–Catherine Mae Windsor, 26, of the 5700 block of Pindell Rd. in Lothian
–James William Newsome, Jr., 25, of 28700 block of Parlett Morgan Court in Mechanicsville
–Kenyatta Ornell Trotter, 41, of the 1500 block of N. Forest Park Avenue in Gwynn Oak
–Grayling Sylvester Jackson, 59, of the 7900 block of Severn Hills Way in Severn
“I am disappointed in the actions of these four Detention Officers, but information pertaining to improper conduct will be thoroughly investigated and appropriate action, including criminal prosecution, will be taken,” said Terry Kokolis, Superintendent of the Anne Arundel County Department of Detention Facilities.
“More importantly, their actions are not reflective of the honest and hardworking staff assigned to the Department of Detention Facilities. I appreciate the collaboration provided by both the Anne Arundel County Police Department and the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office in sending a strong message to ensure public safety is not compromised.”
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