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Arbitrator says county must rehire jail officer

Ruling finds staffer not responsible in inmate's death

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Schenectady County will have to rehire and give back pay to a corrections officer fired after a female inmate died on her watch at the jail in February 2011, an arbitrator ruled recently. The arbitrator found that Dusty Luckhurst’s actions did not play any substantive role in 28-year-old Latisha Mason’s death at the jail; however, the arbitrator did find she violated policy by leaving the unresponsive inmate unsupervised when she went to call medical staff. ...

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