Three deputies in Linn County, Iowa, are appealing suspensions ranging from 1 to 2 days after they were accused of eating an inmate's candy, the DesMoines Register
One of the suspended deputies, Jim Sorenson, says it was common for deputies
to eat candy inmates left behind when they left the jail. However, one inmate
called back to ask for candy he had purchased from the jail commissary, but
the deputies had already eaten most of it, the newspaper reports. The inmate
accused the deputies of stealing the candy.
A fourth deputy has already had his suspension reversed after an appeal, according
to the newspaper. The three other deputies are waiting on a decision from the
Civil Service Commission on their appeals.