Agency chucks a parole director

Cited for falsification, he had hand in absconder’s release

Posted: August 22, 2013 at 12:34 a.m.

Damian McNeal, an assistant director at the Arkansas Department of Community Correction, was fired for violating the department’s truthfulness policy.

A high-ranking parole and probation administrator who was involved in the supervision of a parolee now charged with murder was fired Monday for falsifying information more than two years ago, according to documents obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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