New video shows massive flooding inside the MCSO jail causing $250,000 in damage

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has released video from inside the 4th Avenue jail as a broken water pipe flooded the facility.

The pipe, used to supply water to fire sprinklers in the building, was broken at the hands of a detention officer according to MCSO spokesperson Lt. Brandon Jones.

Jones identified the detention officer as Terry Wheeler who was later fired.

The flooding caused $250,000 in damages according to Maricopa County paperwork released to ABC15.

The incident happened on the 3rd floor of the high-tech jail causing damage to electronics such as computers, cameras, TV's & walls. 

Hundreds of gallons of water were released and even made its way outside the building.

At the time of the incident, in late December, roughly 50 inmates had to be moved to other facilities while other inmates helped mop the affected areas.

In the video released to ABC15, officers can be seen using jail garb, such as the well known pink underwear in an attempt to stop the water from flowing down elevators.

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