Officer had prior relationship with inmate.
Department of Correction (DOC) brought charges against a correction officer relating to her relationship with an inmate, the father of her children. ALJ Alessandra F. Zorgniotti found that the officer failed to notify DOC about her pre-employment relationship with the inmate, brought her cell phone on post to speak with him, and engaged in unauthorized financial dealings and discussed official business with him. Termination from employment was recommended.
Dep't of Correction v. Pearson, OATH Index No. 391/14 (Dec. 18, 2013).