February 13, 2017
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LAKE CITY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) arrested Correctional Sergeant Walter Roach today following an OIG criminal investigation. Roach has been charged with official misconduct, unlawful compensation and introduction of contraband.
Following the arrest, Roach was transported to the Columbia County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 3rd 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.
Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), F.S.
All information “revealing the substance of a confession” by a person arrested until there is a final disposition in the case. 119.071(2)(e), F.S.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 98,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.