No-show snow days get Ga. jail workers in trouble

DECATUR, Ga.  — DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown says more than 170 workers in the sheriff's office could receive unpaid suspensions for two days for not showing up to work because of a snowstorm and icy roads.

 

Brown says he sent notices to more than 170 deputies and corrections officers.

The majority of the 170 didn't report on Jan. 10 and 11. Some were out as many as three days.

Brown says public safety employees have a burden to report to duty during times of emergency.

The employees have five days to make an appointment with the sheriff and explain why they could not come to work.

The 170 employees include deputies who were supposed to be on the road and correctional officers needed to secure the jail.

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