Superintendent of Cleveland juvenile jail retires after riot
CLEVELAND (AP) — The superintendent of a juvenile jail in Cleveland has retired after fighting and rioting by teenagers caused an estimated $200,000 in damage in a housing unit at the facility.
Cleveland.com reports Karmin Bryant retired from the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center last week with a brief letter that didn’t specify a reason. She worked for the county for over three decades.
A juvenile court spokeswoman says a former juvenile detention center superintendent was named acting superintendent.
Authorities believe the brawling at the detention center on Jan. 8 was a planned riot. They have charged six teenagers with counts that include aggravated rioting and vandalism.
Authorities say teenagers smashed glass and damaged cell doors, showers and lights. The incident left one sheriff’s officer and a juvenile inmate injured with cuts.