Non-removal of deferred adjudication / deferred judgment cases

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  1. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    This is why we normally do not remove threads on cases that result in deferred judgment/adjudication:

    I9: Iowa City Schools waited 10 days to take action against accused drug dealer on staff

    An accused drug dealer had been working as a substitute teacher in the Iowa City School district. That is until the district fired that person last week. I9 learned Monday that the district fired the substitute after parents alerted them to the criminal past. On Wednesday, the district confirmed a substitute was fired after it learned of a 2011 arrest on drug-related charges. But the district refused to give that person's name or answer other details, insisting we submit a new open records request.

    An internal email from Iowa City Schools' Assistant Superintendent Jane Fry let district leaders know of the firing on Friday. Fry's email notes the unnamed substitute "had been arrested and charged with felony marijuana possession with intent to deliver" in an incident "approximately 10 years ago".

    The person received a "deferred judgment"... which allows a judge to place someone on probation in lieu of a guilty plea. If that person completes probation, the charge is dismissed and wiped from the record.

    Fry's email says the "sub marked "no"' on the application when it asked about past arrests. The letter says the former employee in question still has a district computer. Something Fry called "concerning". After two days, the district confirmed it learned of the incident on May first after someone pointed out a newspaper article detailing the arrest. But the district has not answered yet why it then waited 10 days to act on the information. The district says it looks at hiring individuals with criminal records on a case-by-case basis. That is the same procedure the Iowa Board of Educational ...

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