Deputy Bryan Collins, a four-year employee of the Sheriff’s Office, has not been allowed to report for duty for a week, and has, through a lawyer, reported his concerns about retaliation to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s office confirmed late Thursday that the office is pursuing criminal and administrative probes into Collins. In a brief written statement, a Gusman spokesperson said Collins violated department policies when he brought a cell phone into the jail and took the photo of a bloody jail cell that later appeared on NOLA.com.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...