WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (KTLA) -- After Quincy Green was arrested on a gun charge in April, he was supposed to be on house arrest while waiting for his trial. But a technician at the company that supplies and fits ankle bracelets on pre-trial detainees in Washington, DC, put the bracelet on over Green’s sock and apparently didn’t realize the sock was covering a prosthetic leg.
That’s “absolutely not” protocol, according to an executive at the company, who says regulations require the bracelets to be placed directly on skin.
Police say Green simply took off the leg, replaced it with another one he had, and was able to leave his house. That’s how, they allege, he was able to go to an area that Fox 5 DC reports he had specifically been ordered to stay away from and where he allegedly shot and killed Dana Hamilton around 2:40am on May 19.
“That man was supposed to be in his house,” Hamilton’s mother tells the Washington Post. Authorities haven’t disclosed a possible motive. Hamilton, who lived with his mother, was on disability due to heart problems.
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