Casey Anthony Jail Officer Relieved of Duty

By Brennan McCord

Apr 1, 2010 3:06pm

ABC News' Brennan McCord reports: A corrections officer at the Florida county jail where Casey Anthony is being held, has been suspended with pay and is under investigation for inappropriate behavior, according to the Orange County Corrections Department.

While officials are not saying what Officer Silvia Hernandez may have done while on duty, Hernandez is one of the officers  that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement had previously been questioning about Casey Anthony allegedly passing notes to other inmates.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Casey wrote more than 250 pages of notes and letters to another female inmate, which is prohibited.
The Orange County Corrections Department has issued the following statement regarding the relief of Hernandez:

“We are not confirming the specific reason for the relief of duty nor are we confirming her as being involved with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation which remains prohibited from release by the court. Neither are we confirming anything related to our internal investigation triggered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation.”

Caylee Anthony is accused of killing her 3-year old daughter and has been jailed since the fall of 2008.

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