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CLEVELAND, Ohio— Cuyahoga County Jail Warden Gregory Croucher resigned Thursday amid two investigations into his conduct, and just days after he went into the jail after his return from an overseas vacation without going through the county’s mandated coronavirus screenings.
Croucher was hired as warden in August after the former jail warden, Eric Ivey, was charged and convicted of misconduct during a string of deaths at the jail in 2018.
Croucher cited personal reasons for his resignation, according to Cuyahoga County spokeswoman Mary Louise Madigan.
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Madigan said an acting warden has not yet been named.
The Cuyahoga County Sheriff and the county inspector general launched investigations earlier this month into two accusations against Croucher — one that he used excessive force on an inmate and another that he forced an on-duty corrections officer to drive him to the airport.
He was sent home to self-isolate on March 25 after a trip to Costa Rica.
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