Deputy Accused of Watching Tennessee Inmates Shower

A sheriff’s deputy has been fired for allegedly pointing a security camera at women while they showered.

 

Corrections Officer Joshua Woodard admitted to using jail security cameras to zoom in on two female inmates who were taking showers last Monday, said police.

It turned out Woodard was being watched, too; there was another set of security cameras in dispatch. When he inappropriately zoomed in on the women, he was arrested and later fired by Sumner County Sheriff Bob Barker.

“We’re not going to tolerate it,” Barker said.

Woodard, who has worked at the jail for two years, was charged with unlawful photography, which is a misdemeanor. He has not had any other major disciplinary problems.

April Creasy, one of the inmates Woodward allegedy video taped, is serving time for Tenncare fraud after becoming addicted to hydrocodone. Her mother said Creasy has turned her life around in jail and will hopefully be going home to her three sons in October.

“She sees the light now,” said Anna Lawhorn, her mother.

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source: http://www.officer.com/online/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=47639