Search Warrants Reportedly Served in Lackawanna County

UPDATE: Statement issued by County officials

September 21, 2017 - 10:57 am

State Police and State Attorney General's office investigators served sealed search warrants at the Lackawanna County Administration building, the County Prison, and the prison's work release center followed by raids of the facility. The Attorney General's office will not release any further details as there is an ongoing invesitgation, but Lackawanna county has said that the warrants were served seeking records that date back to 1999 for the investigation of alleged incidents at the county prison. Lackawanna's District Attorney Shane Scandlon recieved a complaint from a female inmate at the prison of alleged innapropriate contact between herself, other female inmates, and various male corrections officers.

Attorney General Investigation Statement

               In response to a request made last year by the Lackawanna County Commissioners, this morning (September 21) agents from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and State Police served a search warrant on the Lackawanna County Human Resources and Information Technology offices seeking records related to an investigation of alleged incidents at the Lackawanna County Prison that go back to 1999.      

                The Lackawanna County Commissioners welcome this investigation, which was referred by them to the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s office on June 16, 2016.  Due to the fact that the District Attorney is a member of the Prison Board, he referred this matter to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.      

Lackawanna County will continue to cooperate to the fullest extent with the Attorney General’s Office and State Police in regard to this investigation. 



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