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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Press Release
March 16, 2017
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Correctional Officer Arrested Following OIG Investigation

INDIANTOWN, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) arrested Correctional Officer India Oatts yesterday following an OIG criminal investigation. Oatts has been charged with malicious battery of an inmate and falsifying records.

Following the arrest, Oatts was transported to the Martin County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 19th Judicial Circuit.

For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html

Click here to see the 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.

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.

Records, information, photographs, audio and visual presentations, schematic diagrams, surveys, recommendations, or consultations or portions thereof relating directly to the physical security of an institution or revealing security systems of an institution. §§ 119.071(3) and 281.301, F.S.

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

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