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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
July 05, 2016
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Correctional Officer Arrested Following FDC Office of Inspector General Investigation

BUSHNELL, Fla.—The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) facilitated the arrest of Correctional Officer Sergeant Joseph Carney following an OIG criminal investigation. Carney has been charged with Battery and Official Misconduct.

Following the arrest, Sumter County Sherriff’s Office deputies transported Carney to the Sumter County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 5th Judicial Circuit.

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Please see the attached affidavit. 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.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 99,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.

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