Accused correctional officer’s employment status to be determined

Corey C. Davis

GEORGETOWN — Officials said a veteran correctional officer was removed from the workplace without pay last week following his arrest on official misconduct charges.

Delaware Department of Correction spokeswoman Jayme Gravell said the employment status of Corey C. Davis, 47, hired by DOC on May 25, 2000, will be determined after an internal hearing concludes.

He was assigned to Sussex Correctional Institution at the time of arrest on June 6, authorities said.

“The Delaware DOC takes allegations of misconduct seriously and will continue to collaborate with our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute those who engage is criminal activity,” Ms. Gravell said.

According to Ms. Gravell, “The (alleged) criminal misconduct was discovered in late May at which time the investigation was initiated.”
Delaware State Police said Mr. Davis was allegedly bribed in an operation that involved inmates, friends and family members. Charges included felony receiving a bribe, misuse of computer system information, two counts of prison contraband with intent to deliver, and official misconduct with unauthorized exercise of official functions.

Mr. Davis, a Delmar resident, was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 2 in Rehoboth Beach and released on $2,000 unsecured bond.

According to police investigation, inmates received contraband including coffee, sunflower seeds, workout supplements, food and Crest Whitestrips. Mr. Davis was allegedly paid an undisclosed of money during that time, authorities claimed, among other allegations of misconduct.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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