Canales weighs in on the Evans Detention Center issues.

Juvenile detention center investigation continues, Valley lawmaker speaks out

Ashly Custer, Valley Central

After three Evins Regional Juvenile Center employees were arrested, the facility continues to be under the microscope.

The Inspector General arrested officers Juan Tamez, Julian Fuentes and security director Pete Martinez on July 2.

The three were charged with official oppression and tampering or fabricating physical evidence at the center.

Seven staff members allegedly knew about the abuse of three minors but failed to report it. 

According to the investigation, there were no serious injuries and the seven employees have been suspended.


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