County Settles Lawsuit Filed By Corrections Officer

UNION COUNTY – The county has settled a lawsuit filed by a Union County corrections officer, according to a report by a taxpayer watchdog organization,

Corrections officer Alvin White filed the complaint in January, alleging that he was wrongfully indicted as the result of an “incomplete and slipshod bogus” internal affairs investigation.


According to the complaint, White was working at the Union County Jail on July 15, 2008 when an inmate, Edwin Reyes, “caused/was caused to create a disturbance.” White, along with other corrections officers, used reasonable and legally permissible force to bring the situation under control, the complaint said.

White’s complaint alleged that Union County Department of Corrections, unidentified employees and “certain others” agreed to wrongfully blame him for an alleged injury to Reyes. According to the complaint, White was never given the opportunity to explain his version of the events.

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