Sergeant Brock Maggie releases inmate too soon….
On Thursday, April 10, 2014 (B night squad) Marisa Courtemanche was released from the Brevard County Jail by Sergeant Brock Maggie. Sounds like the story should stop there, right? Well, sadly, that is where it begins. Marisa was released on the wrong day. It is unclear how she was placed back into custody, however, there are no warrants or 923’s ( arrest reports) that I can find. However, I was able to find that she was booked back into the jail on 4/11/14. Is this a big deal?
Well, now let me introduce to you Michael Anthony Galmore. Galmore was born in 1962, and has been classified by the state of Florida as a “Career Offender.” He was released on or about 2/19/14. According to one of his family members, Sergeant Lough walked him out of the jail. Sergeant Lough works on B nights as well.
The above document was signed by Judge Roberts on February 26, 2014, authorizing Galmore to be taken back into custody. If you notice line C, it says the Brevard County Jail on or about February 19, 2014 inadvertently released Galmore. Galmore was picked back up on February 27, 2014 by a Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy.
He was on the streets for about a week.
My first question, is how off is the jail’s record keeping system to not be able to quickly ascertain an exact date of release?
Eventually Galmore will be released. I do not like labels on people, until I know what they did, therefore, I am not claiming that I am afraid of him to be on the streets, I am concerned more that the public did not know he was wrongly released.
I would have to say, I am so thankful that the Brandon Bradley case is over, for the most part, we need to hear from the Judge again in June. What upsets me to know end, is that we had two Sergeants from the Brevard County Jail that were crucified in the public eye for an alleged bad release of Bradley.
I have said from the beginning I was not comfortable in blaming the two sergeants, (those being Sergeant Clifford Ferguson, and Sergeant Darryl McCullough) for Bradley’s release, as that was an error by another agency, and these two sergeants were left holding the bag. Both Sergeants received a two week unpaid suspension, if memory serves me correctly.
So, one must ask the question: Bad releases, will they happen? I would have to say yes based on the fact that we are human, and humans make mistakes. We have had three bad releases since Bradley that I am aware of. Why is the public not made aware? Do we wait for another tragic incident? Why are some Sergeants punished severely, while others are protected and receive no punishment? Is it because the higher ups will “Cover Me” for some employees if the employees are liked?
Is it based on the color of one’s skin? Hair color? (Red heads seem to have a hard time being loved within BCSO, well, at least this one does.) Man? Woman? Who an employee supported during elections? Who’s name they had plastered on their vehicle?
It has got to be something, and I am asking for the readers to help me put my finger on it.
Talk to me, but you don’t have to cover me.
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