October 8, 2018
Florida Correctional Officer Arrested
RAIFORD, FlaThe Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced today the arrest of Officer Jeremy Bennett. Bennett is charged with malicious battery of an inmate, official misconduct as a public servant and falsifying a record/untruthful report.
Following the arrest, Bennett was transported to the Bradford County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith and State Attorney William Cervone of the 8th Judicial Circuit.
For more information visit the Department's Office of Inspector General.
Click here to see the 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.
Medical information pertaining to a prospective, current, or former officer or employee. § 119.071(4)(b), F.S.
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 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.