Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch


June 24, 2021

Contact: FDC Communications
(850) 488-0420

Florida Correctional Officer Arrested

LIVE OAK, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of the Inspector General announced the arrest of correctional officer Joshua Sosa. Sosa is charged with official misconduct and malicious battery. Secretary Mark Inch said, “The actions of this individual do not represent the thousands of positive contact hours our staff have with the inmate population each day. I commend the Office of Inspector General for their swift investigation and arrest. This behavior is not tolerated and we stand firm in our certainty that malicious behavior is unacceptable.”

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

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The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

Medical, psychological, and dental records, without a properly executed Form DC4-711B, Consent for Release. §§ 945.10(1)(a) and 456.057(7)(a), F.S., and 45 C.F.R. § 164.502.

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. §§ 119.071 (4)(d) and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

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


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