April 28, 2016
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OCALA, Fla. –The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) today arrested Correctional Officer Brian Mitchell following an OIG criminal investigation. Mitchell has been charged with Bribery, Unlawful Compensation or Reward for Official Behavior and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communications Device.
Following the arrest, OIG inspectors transported Mitchell to the Marion 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 5th Judicial Circuit.
Please note that Brian Mitchell is a former employee who resigned from his position at Lowell Correctional Institution in January while under investigation.
For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.
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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.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 98,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.