Posted on: October 2, 2017

Update on the April 28, 2017 David Watson Escape

The Wicomico County Executive has received the Maryland State Police Investigation of the events resulting in the escape of David Watson at the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup, Maryland, on April 28, 2017.


After a lengthy investigation, the Maryland State Police found irregularities in standard operating procedures that resulted in corrective action for several Correctional Officers, up to termination of employment.  In addition, the County Executive has ordered increased regulatory compliance audits and the retraining of correctional personnel. 


County Executive Culver appreciates the thorough investigation of the incident by the Maryland State Police. 

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