Employee on leave following death of teen at Hardin detention ce - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Employee on leave following death of teen at Hardin detention center

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(Photo courtesy family via Facebook) (Photo courtesy family via Facebook)
Gynnya McMillen (Courtesy: Family via Facebook) Gynnya McMillen (Courtesy: Family via Facebook)

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP/WDRB) -- The Kentucky Justice Cabinet says an investigation has revealed that an employee at a juvenile detention center in Hardin County where a teenager died a day after being admitted failed to make all required visual bed checks.

A statement released Thursday said the employee has been placed on special investigative leave with pay and that further disciplinary action will depend on internal and external reviews.

Family says Gynnya McMillen, 16, died Jan. 11 at Lincoln Village Regional Detention Center.

Kentucky State Police and the Justice Cabinet's Internal Investigations Branch are investigating. The statement said the Department of Juvenile Justice is reviewing video and personnel conduct.

A camera inside the teen's room recorded the room for the length of her stay at the Elizabethtown facility.

The cause of death hasn't been determined, pending test results.

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