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Detention deputy resigns over inmate friendship

TAMPA — A Hillsborough detention deputy resigned after sheriff's officials determined she struck up an unprofessional friendship with an inmate, records state.

Crystal M. August allowed the inmate to stay up for late-night talks and gave the woman her home address so they might later correspond, according to records from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office internal affairs bureau.

The "unprofessional, personal relationship" with inmate Katherine Ann Ingleright, 26, went on between May and October, the documents state.

In a pre-disciplinary hearing, August told sheriff's officials she only intended to "knock some sense" into Ingleright and that she never showed favoritism.

She said she regretted her actions and would not repeat them, according to a transcript of the hearing.

However, a jail commander pointed out that August had admitted letting Ingleright stay up later than the other inmates so they could talk, which seemed like favoritism, he said at the hearing.

August also shared her home address with the former inmate, which could have been dangerous, the commander said.

August was employed by the Sheriff's Office for three years.

Jessica Vander Velde can be reached at (813) 226-3433 or [email protected]

Detention deputy resigns over inmate friendship 03/08/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 8:53pm]
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