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Sheriff's Office allows child workers to collect and take home live ammunition

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On Monday, November 22, 2001, Sergeant Schroeder received a letter from Mr. Joseph Wilson, the Children's Services Bureau Juvenile Worker Program Director, detailing six complaints against Transportation Deputy Gerald Barnes from October 27, 2001 to November 17, 2001.

On October 27, 2001, Transportation Deputy Barnes had his juvenile work crew cleaning up spent shell casings at the Randall K.. Richter Memorial Firearms Range. Transportation Deputy Barnes allegedly did not search the juvenile workers before releasing them from the work program, and four juveniles went home with several rounds of live ammunition.

On October 27, 2001, when Transportation Deputy Barnes returned his work crew to the Children's Services Bureau, he allegedly asked Ms. Rhonda Banks, "Can you do me a fucking favor," requesting her to stay with the juveniles so they could make telephone calls to their parents. When Ms. Banks told him that she could not watch the juveniles, Transportation Deputy Barnes allegedly told the juveniles the Ms. Banks was not going to let them make their telephone calls, and then left them.

On November 16, 2001, Mr. Wilson contacted Transportation Deputy Barnes and told him that there was a staff meeting at 1500 hours. Transportation Deputy Barnes told Mr. Wilson that he would let him know if he was not going to be able to be at the meeting.

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