August 27, 2014

Elyria
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County worker allegedly struck child in custody

ELYRIA — The Sheriff’s Office is investigating why an officer in the Lorain County Detention Home struck a juvenile in custody, resulting in the child requiring medical attention.

Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Drozdowski said the incident took place Friday, but he has not seen a report from the incident. He hopes to view the report today.

“I know there was an incident there, with the possibility of an assault that took place,” Drozdowski said.

He said he also spoke to the officer involved in the assault Friday, but did not get a chance to hear all the details because he was in and out of the office all day. He said the child received treatment, but did not know to what extent.