Raw Story explains how ’embarrassed’ he was for leaving them without supervision or food for three days.
A Georgia sheriff has launched an investigation to determine how two teenagers were left locked up alone in courthouse holding cells over the weekend.
The boys, ages 16 and 17 years old, had appeared Friday afternoon before a judge and then taken to the holding cells to await transport back to a juvenile detention center, reported WGCL-TV.
But deputies failed to notice the teens and then left for the weekend, the sheriff said, leaving the boys locked for three days in cells that had sinks and toilets but no toilet paper or food.
“As a law enforcement agency that taps itself as a professional agency, I’m as embarrassed today as I can possibly be,” said Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller.
Although the investigation has not been completed, Miller said department policies had clearly been violated.