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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Press Release
March 9, 2016
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Correctional Officer Sergeant Arrested Following Lengthy OIG Investigation

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. –The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) today arrested Correctional Officer Sergeant Thomas Deemer following an OIG criminal investigation. Deemer has been charged with Malicious Battery on an Inmate and Submitting an Untruthful Report .

Following the arrest, OIG inspectors transported Deemer to the Hardee County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the State Attorney’s Office in the 10th Judicial Circuit.

For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.

Click here to see the affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

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.

Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), F.S.


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