Thursday, December 14, 2000

Judges to consider disciplining probation officers

        Hamilton County's judges will meet today to discuss disciplinary action against probation officers who failed to conduct court-ordered drug tests on criminals.

        The officers came under scrutiny three months ago when audits revealed many of them had not done the mandatory urine tests on criminals who were on probation.

        Court Administrator Mike Walton, the acting chief probation officer, has reviewed the officers' case files and will recommend discipline to the judges.

        He has said as many as a dozen officers could face discipline, ranging from suspensions to reprimands. The judges, who oversee the department, must give approval for any action.


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