Corrections FOP returns 'no confidence' vote in LMDC director

Corrections FOP returns 'no confidence' vote in LMDC director
Mark Bolton (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Mark Bolton (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Corrections Fraternal Order of Police returned no confidence vote in Louisville Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton on Tuesday.

The vote at the Local 77 Union passed with 87%, according to FOP President Tracy Dotson.

Bolton has been under fire from jail staff and inmates.

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Complaints from corrections officer include safety concerns and mandatory overtime schedules.

"Our contract mandates a limit of 16 hours per week on that, Dotson said after the vote. "For months, we've routinely seen 30 and 40-hour forced overtime weeks on members. We've filed grievances on those issues, but they shouldn't happen at all."

LMDC is also at the center of a lawsuit that alleges false imprisonment and unlawful detainment at the jail.

LMDC Assistant Director Steve Durham told WAVE 3 News they are digesting the information and looking at the process. Durham expects Bolton to make a statement on Wednesday.

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