ALJ recommends suspension for officer who brought e-reader into jail.
ALJ Addison found that a correction officer engaged in misconduct when she brought a Nook e-reader with Wi-Fi capability into a jail. Officers found a bag belonging to respondent containing, among other items, the e-reader, which was left near a trash container inside the jail. Respondent claimed that she had grabbed the wrong transparent blue bag from her locker shortly before roll call and did not realize she had the e-reader. Dep’t of Correction v. Blount (in PDF), OATH Index No. 142/12 (Feb. 6, 2012), modified on penalty, Comm’r Dec. (Mar. 22, 2012) (15-day suspension without pay imposed by Commissioner).