The director of Colorado's parole department has been placed on administrative leave.
Tim Hand has been under fire for his department's handling of the Evan Ebel case and a number of other parole issues which are coming to light after an investigation into the Department of Corrections' parole records.
The investigation by sister station KCNC has revealed that a number of parolees, some considered dangerous, were taken off intensive supervised parole--or never put on it in the first place--due to budget issues over the last five years. Some of the parolees KCNC identified as falling under this trend went on to commit other crimes--including murder.
Corrections officials didn't elaborate on why Hand was placed on administrative leave, but told KCNC the paid leave for Hand is “indefinite” and came after a meeting initiated by Werholz.