The Chambers County Sheriff’s department held a news conference on February, 20 to address two former corrections officers charged with engaging in sexual misconduct with female inmates. Captain Teddy Hancock, who worked inside the Chambers County Detention Facility for thirteen years was arrested and charged with two counts of custodial sexual misconduct. He has since been released on bond. Hancock’s employment was also terminated on February, 16.
And in an unrelated incident from 2016, Kenneth Nolen Jr., was arrested after a Grand Jury indicted him on a charge of custodial sexual misconduct.
News Three asked their former colleagues about the effect of the charges on morale.
“Nobody definitely wants to deal with something like this, but at the same time, we feel like it gives us a black eye…not just him but the entire agency,” says Major Mike Parrish.
Chambers County Sheriff Sid Lockhart tells News Three that “this type of conduct will not be tolerated at any level, and he will continue to demand the highest degree of professionalism from deputies and correction officers.”