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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Press Release
June 6, 2017
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Correctional Officer Arrested Following OIG Investigation

BUSHNELL, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) arrested Correctional Officer Christopher Holmes today following an OIG criminal investigation. Holmes has been charged with official misconduct, malicious battery of an inmate and submitting a false “use of force” report.

Following the arrest, Holmes was transported 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.

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.

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

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