Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Subject:Fwd: Alleged DJJ abuse 4/15/07 at MATS in Bradenton - DJJ CC #2007-02507
Date:Wednesday, April 18, 2007 11:32:00 AM

Hi Mr. McNeil,

It seems we now have another problem that requires your immediate attention, a staff member at this facility as you can see is causing permanent brain damage to these youth by cutting off oxygen to their brains, this is a very severe type of abuse, I expect to hear of your prompt action today to remove this staff member!!

Sincerely Mark Caldwell

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Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 12:48:09 -0400
Subject: Alleged DJJ abuse 4/15/07 at MATS in Bradenton - DJJ CC #2007-02507


The following allegations (emails below) were reported to DJJ CCC this morning by me. I received this abuse allegation information from a non-anonymous writer. DJJ CCC Duty Officer Alex assigned this as CCC Incident #2007-02507.

This is the facility name and address where Guard Williams allegedly choked youths Ronlorenzo Edwards and Luis Paul on 4/15/07:

Manatee Adolescent Treatment Services
1324 37th Ave East
Bradenton FL

Cathy Corry -

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From: [-- deleted for anonymity - -]
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 01:56:31 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: violence, child harm

Ronlorenzo was choked first on Sunday (4/15/2007). I am not sure what time it happened.

Luis Paul was choked the same day (Sunday 4/15/07) right after Ronlorenzo from my understanding.

[-- deleted for anonymity - -] said that he made a statement to a Deputy from the sheriff's department, so I would have to guess if the Manatee Sheriff's Department has jurisdiction then that is where it is filed.

[-- deleted for anonymity - -] did give a statement to the officer that took the report though. [-- deleted for anonymity - -] also told me now that they actually gave him a release date which is [-- deleted for anonymity - -] that he has no problem talking to anyone that he needs to but he would like a promise or something in writting that there will be no chance of retaliation and that anyone changing that date will not be tolerated.

If you need to speak to me please feel free to call at any time. My phone number [-- deleted for anonymity - -]

Thank you for your fast response. I really appreciate all that you do for everyone (YOU ARE ONE IN A MILLION!!!) wrote:
[-- deleted for anonymity - -],

Please answer the following if you know the answer:

What DATE/TIME did Williams choke Ronlorenzo Edwards?
What DATE/TIME did Williams choke Luis Paul?
What police agency was called? Manatee Sheriff or Bradenton Police?

Cathy Corry -

On Tue, 17 Apr 2007 17:30:54 -0700 (PDT) [-- deleted for anonymity - - ]writes:

Dear Cathy

I got a call from [-- deleted for anonymity - -] he and some other people from the Bradington center call me to ask me to get in touch with you about a guard by the name of Williams (the only williams) choked two different boys 1 was Ronlorenzo Edwards 2 Luis Paul. Witnesses are Daniel Kelley, Adam Dickey, Thadius Campbell, Liliandre Grubbes, D. Luis, Terrance Moore.

Williams choked Ronlorenzo out till he was on conscience, his eyes were rolled back in his head and he started floppy around like a fish, when he came to Williams did this again for a total of 4 times. He also did this to Luis Paul. The witnesses tried to turn the cameras so that it would be caught on tape. The police were called and a report was done. They were told that they were not going to report this to DJJ.

All these kids are scared of this man but they want something done and they will do whatever it takes. Please let me know.

Thank you
[-- deleted for anonymity - -]

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