|Published:||Jul 24, 2013 11:48 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 24, 2013 11:48 AM EDT|
LARGO, Fla. (AP) - The Pinellas County sheriff has ordered a review of jail booking procedures in the wake of an inmate's death.
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Wednesday that he wants an investigation into inmate records, classification, and court appearance procedures.
Gualieri says an inmate killed in his cell shouldn't have been housed with the man now accused of choking him.
The sheriff says the error was found during the investigation into the death of 48-year-old Kelly Harding on Sunday in the Pinellas County Jail. Scott Greenberg, now charged with killing Harding, already faced second-degree murder charges in the 2012 death of his girlfriend.
Inmates charged with felonies are not supposed to be housed with those accused of misdemeanors. And jail officials are supposed to consider other factors when deciding where to place inmates.
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