Escaped Inmate Chase Probe Clears Ex-Jetson Director
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An investigation by the Office of Juvenile Justice has found that former Jetson Center for Youth Director Daron Brown did nothing wrong when he allegedly chased a vehicle he believed was carrying two juveniles who escaped from the secure-care facility.
OJJ spokeswoman Jerel Giarrusso tells The Advocate Brown did not violate any agency policies and was not disciplined as a result of the alleged chase.
Brown was put on administrative leave July 7 after he claimed to have pursued a vehicle he believed was carrying two juveniles who escaped from Jetson.
The newspaper reports it is unclear whether the alleged chase had anything to do with Brown’s Aug. 3 decision to retire from the director position he’s held for the past four years.
Brown’s retirement is effective Wednesday.