Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Will Not Be Getting His Job Back
OCALA - A Marion County Sheriff's deputy will not be getting his job back tonight after a panel of five voted 3 to 2 for him to remain fired.
An internal investigation revealed that Jack Mineo had not properly documented the drugs he seized during arrests...the panel claiming he had also "un-arrested" people.
The investigation reveals he admitted to the claims, saying he let some people go in an effort to get information from them.
The attorney representing the Sheriff's Office says this case is about transparency - "what do we tell our community if this type of conduct is acceptable and this employee remains funded by taxpayers dollars...what do you think the perception of the community is going to be?"
Mineo has been in law enforcement for 16 years and has won awards.
He was fired in April.
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