The FOX 8 I-Team has found a worker fired at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center after being accused of staging fights between inmates.
This comes after the I-Team has revealed multiple large outbreaks of violence there in recent months.
Records provided by juvenile court show detention officer Trent Dunning was fired last month. His termination letter says “you are unable to function within the rules of the juvenile court’s employee handbook.”
Incident reports provided by the court show Dunning was accused of “staging fights” between juveniles. And, he “forced multiple youth to fight.”
Detention officers have complained of short-staffing and a lack of training to deal with what’s happening.
Administrative Judge Thomas O’Malley did not answer questions regarding this latest trouble.