Jose Barrera was fired and immediately relieved of his duties with Forsyth County courthouse. For the second time.
Jose Barrera, a former pre-trial services officer, was relived of his duties with the Forsyth County Courthouse on Dec. 20, 2018, two days after being placed on administrative leave with out pay by Court Administrator Robin S. Rooks.
Feb. 1, 2019, Forsyth County deputies took a statement from Michelle Wynne Graves, who alleged that Barrera had accessed her information via his “police terminal” and provided it to five individuals. Barrera and the 5 individuals in question are parties / witnesses to a case involving a death.
Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Major Joe Perkins denies that Barrera used his position with Forsyth County to search for or access Graves’s personal information from his work terminal.
Jose Barrera, a former pre-trial services officer, was relived of his duties with the Forsyth County Courthouse on Dec. 20, 2018
But Perkins said that the investigation by the sheriff’s office Major Crimes Unit and IT department determined that Barrera viewed several reports, including a stalking complaint which allegedly involved his girlfriend, and a death report, in which Barrera is allegedly listed as a witness, through his work access. The stalking complaint contained Graves’s personal information, according to Perkins. Which essentially is using his work terminal to access Graves’s personal information
Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman “personally asked for an investigation to be conducted into the matter.” only after Michelle Wynn Graves filed a complaint with the GBI.