A man who was convicted of poisoning children on his son’s youth football team in 2000 is now in charge of an entire city’s water supply in Nevada.
Jerome M. Breland is the interim utilities operations manager for North Las Vegas, but state officials are investigating a complaint against him.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the complaint sent to the Division of Environmental Protection argues that Breland should not have a water operator’s certificate because of the nature of the crime he committed.
‘People convicted of child molestation should not run day cares — people convicted of theft should not work at banks — people convicted of poisoning defenseless children’s water supply should not work for a water department or be in charge of water quality with access to chemicals that could be used to injure or do worse,’ the complaint reads.
In 2000, Breland told police that he was tired of seeing his child get picked on and decided to mix ipecac into a bottle of juice to poison his son’s teammates on a youth football league.
He gave the bottle to his son with explicit instructions not to drink it and remain silent when other children did.
Ipecac is an over-the-counter medicine that was once used to treat certain kinds of poisoning, but causes extreme vomiting.
His son told police that he warned his teammates not to drink the juice, but that exacerbated the problem causing more children to drink from it, the Journal reported.
As a result of Breland’s actions, eight children were hospitalized.
He pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor for the offense and was sentenced to six months of house arrest and three years of probation.
The Journal reported that the city knew about his crime, but his supervisor at the time wrote a letter to the judge in support of Breland.
According to court transcripts, the letter said that the employee had ‘a great respect for others.’
As operations manager, Breland oversees the city’s water and sewer system. Prior to this position, he served as a water systems supervisor for several years.
The Nevada attorney general’s office is conducting a joint investigation with the Division of Environmental Protection of the complaint against Breland.
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, can revoke a water operator’s certificate if the operator ‘has demonstrated disregard for the health and safety of the public.’
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“… people convicted of poisoning defenseless children’s water supply should not work for a water department or be in charge of water quality with access to chemicals that could be used to injure or do worse,’’
Unless they’re jew approved.