September 21, 2015
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LIVE OAK, Fla. –The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) arrested former Correctional Officer Sergeant Ricky Wilson late Saturday, September 19, 2015 on the charges of Aggravated Battery and Falsification of Official Records/Reports. The charges stem from a use of force incident which occurred on January 10, 2015 at Suwannee Correctional Institution (SCI). Wilson battered an inmate without any legal justification, resulting in injury. Wilson resigned from the FDC on September 4, 2015 prior to the completion of the OIG criminal investigation.
Secretary Julie Jones said, “The Department’s correctional officers are expected to perform their duties with fairness and integrity. This individual acted in a manner which is both deplorable and contradictory to the Department’s values. The Office of Inspector General shall continue to aggressively pursue those whose actions violate our state’s laws and jeopardize the safety and accountability of our institutions.”
Following the arrest, OIG Inspectors transported Wilson to the Suwannee County Jail. The Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the State Attorney’s Office in the 3rd Judicial Circuit.
For more information regarding the Department’s correctional officers and the Office of Institutions, please visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ci.html.
Please see attached affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:
Medical, psychological, and dental records, without a properly executed DC4-711B Consent for Release form. § 945.10(1)(a), 456.057(7)(a), F.S., 45 C.F.R., § 164.502.
The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.
Information revealing surveillance techniques, procedures or personnel § 119.071(2)(d), F.S.
Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), F.S.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 23,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.