Problems With Teen Suspect’s Ankle Monitor Probed
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman is considering disciplining a deputy who may not have properly responded to an alert that a teen crime suspect's ankle monitor was not being tracked.
The monitoring system has come under fire recently because of several instances where participants have been accused of committing crimes while wearing the ankle devices. In the case discussed Friday by Gusman, a 14-year-old who was supposed to be monitored allegedly took part in two robberies.
Omnilink, the Georgia-based ankle monitor vendor, and Gusman released a full report Friday about the problems that affected the boy's monitor.