That complex keeps making headlines for violence and chaos. Now, the superintendent has resigned, but his resignation letter shows he says he’s leaving for a better job.
Brandon Winarchick wrote, “I have been made an offer of employment I cannot refuse.”
Time and again, the I-Team has obtained video of teens in the lock-up going wild — assaulting people, carrying out planned attacks on others there and causing damage.
That has led to desperate calls for action to take back control. Even a magistrate spoke out.
Winarchick said in his resignation, though, “I am proud of the work that my administrative team has accomplished during my tenure. I believe I depart leaving the facility, leaving it in a better place than I found it when I arrived.”
So, what now? The administrative judge for Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court did not return a message from the I-Team.
Meanwhile, the county executive and the county council are exploring ways to increase the number of guards at the detention center.