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March 6, 2013

Ex-OSP guards in court on inmate death

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On Sept. 13, Jiles, a security manager for OSP, received a termination letter stating he was informed by Nair at 1:50 p.m. on the day in question about the smoldering fire in Parker’s cell. “You chose to end your shift and leave the premises,” the termination letter states.

“You took no responsibility as to what was happening during your tour of duty and left without reporting any information to your supervisors.” According to court records, Nair and Anderson checked Parker’s cell and saw the smoke, then reported the smoke to their supervisor.

An affidavit indicates Nair allegedly falsely reported Parker being conscious when they checked on him. The affidavit also indicates Anderson allegedly did not “contradict Nair or offer different observations to the oncoming shift.”

Finally, the affidavit indicates Willis allegedly did not leave the control booth and check on Parker or contact his chain of command to “inform them of the incident, because he felt Jay Nair had appropriately informed the chain of command.”

Terry Crenshaw, OSP’s warden’s assistant, confirmed that Nair, Anderson and Willis are no longer employed at OSP. Attorney Michael Parks is representing Willis. “I believe he will be exonerated if the case goes to trial — based on my review of the facts and the law in this case,” Parks told the News-Capital. “I believe it will be difficult for the state to prove Mr. Willis is guilty of culpable negligence beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Attorney Pat Layden is representing Anderson and neither Anderson or Layden returned a phone message seeking comment. Attorney Jeff Contreras is representing Nair. “Mr. Nair is a law-abiding citizen, who also happens to be a very nice guy,” Contreras said in a written statement provided to the News-Capital. “Mr. Nair did nothing wrong, criminal or otherwise. In fact, he performed his duties specifically as ordered. “If DOC wants to play the blame game, perhaps DOC should take a harder look at the actions of its employees further up the chain of command, or at its own policies on how to handle the type of situation with which Mr. Nair was confronted. It there is any culpability at all, we believe that is where it lies. “In any event, this proceeding is a pursuit of justice, and justice is exactly what we are pursuing.”

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