Waukesha County Sheriff: 'We're going to do better next time'

Inmate accidentally released from jail Thursday
Posted at 5:13 PM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 19:57:54-04
It's still unclear where 36-year-old Dustin Palubicki was for more than 10 hours after he was mistakenly released and not transferred from Waukesha County to Forest CountyJjail on Thursday.
Sheriff Eric Severson has spent all day getting to the bottom of it.
"I'm not happy with the outcome and were going to fix it," he said.
The mistake upset many neighbors who live nearby, including Jimmy Shelton, who wished the reverse 911 would have been immediately activated.
"It may actually help to know that it was happening because we could actually help," he said.
Severson said he agrees.
"I totally agree with that. I don't know what the thought process was by the command staff that was working on that problem initially," he said.
The inmate that was mistakenly released was not a major threat and needed to serve time for unpaid child support. Regardless, the sheriff said he is looking into how a veteran corrections officer didn't see all those red flags.
"We had one individual who didn't recognize that a hold was still in place," Severson said. "It was a mistake and we're going to do better next time."
No one has been placed on administrative leave or suspension over this incident, however, Severson said he's going to do a full investigation and make the necessary changes.