Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested, fired

Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested, fired

A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who was allegedly in the FTO program, was fired after he was arrested for domestic battery. Jaime Lopez, 22, was arrested Tuesday following reports that he, on several occasions, physically abused and threatened a woman, 21, who he had previously been romantically involved with. In an email to Ocala […]

Florida corrections officers arrested, additional arrests likely

Florida corrections officers arrested, additional arrests likely

Clermont, Fla. —  In conjunction with a criminal investigation, the Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrests of Correctional Captain Milton Gass, Correctional Officer Hunter Lingo, and Correctional Officer Joshua Petersilge. The three officers are charged with violations stemming from an incident which occurred on July 8, at […]

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office employee arrested

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office employee arrested

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office arrested one of their own Friday after an investigation revealed the crime scene specialist had divulged confidential information to another person. Ashley Pate, 34, was charged with one count of Disclosure or use of Confidential Criminal Justice Information. “We will not tolerate any type of criminal activity by our employees […]

Entire K-9 Unit suspended

Entire K-9 Unit suspended

Lakeland Police Chief Larry Giddens suspended the department’s K-9 unit in its entirety after an internal investigation revealed they were excessively speeding while on a trip. Chief Giddens said that witnesses called and reported that they saw multiple officers speeding on the highway. Dash cam video revealed that the officers sped to and from a […]