DA: Prison Guard Placed on Leave Amid Escape Inquiry, Charges Possible
The search continues for inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt, who escaped from the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6.
A corrections officer at the prison has been placed on administrative leave as part of the investigation into the men's escape, according to reports.
On "Justice," Judge Jeanine Pirro spoke to Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wiley, the lawyer at the center of the investigation.
Wiley said that the corrections officer has been cooperating with authorities and providing information relevant to his involvement with Sweat and Matt.
Wiley revealed that they are still gathering information, but it is possible that the officer will be charged with a crime.
"He had access throughout the prison, so he had contact with the two inmates," Wiley said.
As for the ongoing search, Wiley said that they are investigating a reported sighting of two men fitting the description of Sweat and Matt in Steuben County, N.Y.
"As a result of that lead, law enforcement have directed a very strong perimeter in that area, trying to locate these two individuals," Wiley said. "Whether they are Matt and Sweat or not, we obviously do not know that for sure, but it's a positive lead in this case."