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2 Marion Co. deputies fired as Deputy John Durm death investigation continues

Two MCSO deputies fired for job performance

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says two deputies were fired last week following their investigation into the July death of Deputy John Durm.

The MCSO confirmed to News 8 that two deputies were fired on Aug. 20 due to their “job performance’” on July 10, the day Durm was attacked while transporting an inmate.

Durm died after an inmate attacked him in the sally port at the Criminal Justice Center. Durm was transporting the inmate, identified by police as 34-year-old Orlando Mitchell, returning from a medical appointment.

Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty for Mitchell after charging him with murder, robbery, and escape.

Police say the investigation has not been completed, and no other information is expected to be released.

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