July 31, 2017
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CRESTVIEW, Fla. – Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) arrested former Correctional Officer Octavia Bryant today following an OIG criminal investigation. Bryant has been charged with introduction of contraband and unlawful compensation.
Following the arrest, Bryant was transported to the Okaloosa County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 1st Judicial Circuit.
For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit 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 97,000 inmates and supervises nearly 167,000 offenders in the community.