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Demoted jail guard files grievance against Carroll County Commissioners

'Since filing my harassment grievance on June 13, these two commissioners have acted in an unprofessional and biased manner,' said Perry. 'They collectively and knowingly made several false statements, broken several county and state policies and have violated my civil rights.'

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