Inmate injures Dane County deputy, raising jail safety concerns


ON CAM 3 — ERIC — THANKS KARIN. A DANE COUNTY HOMICIDE SUSPECT IS FACING NEW CHARGES TONIGHT AFTER TRYING TO STRANGLE A DEPUTY WHILE IN FULL RESTRAINTS. DOUBLE BOX — CHARLOTTE — IT’S RAISING QUESTIONS AGAIN ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE JAIL. NEWS 3’S BRITTANY PARIS EXPLAINS. BRITTANY. ON CAM 1 — BRITTANY — THE FACILITY HAS BEEN ON THE COUNTY BOARD’S MIND FOR SOME TIME, KNOWING IT NEEDS TO BE UPDATED. AND SHERIFF MAHONEY SAYS THE 60-YEAR-OLD JAIL SIMPLY ISN’T SAFE. WHILE THE OUTDATED DESIGN MAY BE ONLY PARTLY TO BLAME FOR THIS LATEST INCIDENT, IT’S A SCARY REMINDER OF THE DANGERS LAW ENFORCEMENT FACE. PACKAGE P- 1 VO TRACK HE ALLEGEDLY TOLD DEPUTIES HE HAD NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE BEFORE TRYING TO STRANGLE ONE OF THEM MONDAY NIGHT. 1 SOT (((JEFF HOOK, CHIEF DEPUTY ” 00:48:20:21 if he is actually guilty and he’s looking at a life sentence, he probably doesn’t have much that he’s looking forward to.” 00:48:28:20″))) 2 VO TRACK 37-YEAR-OLD CURTIS LANGLOIS IS IN JAIL ON FIRST DEGREE INTENTIONAL HOMICIDE CHARGERS, AFTER POLICE SAY HE GUNNED DOWN A MAN AT AT 7-11 NOW HE’S FACING SEVERAL NEW CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY ATTACKING ONE OF THREE DEPUTIES MOVING HIM BACK TO HIS CELL. 2 SOT (((BRITTANY PARIS ” 01:07:05:24 “The sheriff’s office says while in one of elevators Langlois became agitated with one of the deputies, wrapping his handcuffed hands around her neck until the other deputies were able to get him off of her.” 01:07:19:01″))) 3 VO TRACK A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT SHOWS LANGLOIS RENCTLY THREATENED HER… SAYING HE WOULD KILL HER AND SNAP HER NECK. THIS MOST RECENT INCIDENT HIGHLIGHTS THE DANGERS DEPUTIES FACE… ESPECIALLY IN AN OUTDATED JAIL. 3 SOT (((HOOK, “00:51:14:25 “It’s a 60-year-old jail. It was built in a different era with a very different model in mind.” 00:51:19:12″))) 4 VO TRACK CHIEF DEPUTY JEFF HOOK SAYS THE ISSUE OF MOVING INMATES FLOOR TO FLOOR WON’T BE FIXED BY THE PROPOSED 75 MILLION DOLLAR PLAN THAT CONSOLIDATES DANE COUNTY’S THREE FACILITIES… ADDING FOUR FLOORS TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING AND CLOSING THE C-C-B JAIL. 4 SOT (((HOOK 00:49:16:29 “If we are going to move people from their housing unit to a point of visitation, there will still be some risk in that.” 00:49:26:20))) 1 VO TRACK BUT HOOK SAYS IN THE PROPOSED PLAN, DEPUTIES WOULD BE IN THE HOUSING UNIT WITH INMATES AS OPPOSED TO BEING IN AN OFFICE DOWN THE HALL LIKE THEY CURRENTLY ARE… SOMETHING THAT COULD SOLVE MANY SAFETY ISSUES. 1 SOT ((( , ” (((00:49:43:25 they’ll have a better sense of who they are, how they’re acting, who they are today, what their mood is today.” 00:49:49:04 “And be able to even better assess the risk of moving them anywhere 00:49:53:18 ON CAM 1 — BRITTANY — THE COUNTY BOARD’S PUBLIC PROTECTION JUDICIARY COMMITEE UNANIMOUSLY AGREED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE 75 MILLION DOLLAR JAIL PLAN. A FINAL VOTE ON THE BUDGET IS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER. DOUBLE BOX — CHARLOTTE — BRITTANY PARIS, THANK YOU.

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