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MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Swanson Correctional Center for Youth

At approximately 10:00a.m. on June 13,2022, The Monroe Police Department responded to a disturbance at Swanson Correctional Center for Youth located at 4701 South Grand in Monroe. The initial investigation revealed that a disturbance broke out near one of the classrooms on campus. At least four employees were battered as they attempted to intervene; One employee was taken to the hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

Several police units arrived and gained control of the facility. The unruly inmates were escorted from the classroom and locked down in a dorm. At least four inmates were arrested during the disturbance. Two were arrested for Second Degree Battery and two others were arrested for Battery on a Correctional Employee. All four were under the age of 18 and released back to Swanson.

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