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OIG Arrest
March 27, 2020

Contact: FDC Communications
(850) 488-0420

Florida Correctional Officer Arrested

JASPER, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of the Inspector General announced the arrest of correctional officers Ethan Burkett, Coty Wiltgen and William Shackelford. They have each been charged with felony malicious battery of an inmate and official misconduct by a public servant.

For more information on the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://fdc.myflorida.com/ig/index.html.

Click here to see the affidavit Ethan Burkett

Click here to see the affidavit Coty Wiltgen

Click here to see the affidavit William Shackelford

 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.

Information regarding a victim’s statement and identity. § 945.10(1)(f); 119.071(2)(j), F.S.


As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 145,000 offenders in the community.

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