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Press Release
April 5, 2018
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Florida Correctional Officer Arrested Following OIG Investigation

MAYO, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Officer Cody Ford today following an OIG criminal investigation. Ford is charged with battery of an inmate and falsifying a use of force report.

Following the arrest, Ford was transported to the Lafayette County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Lafayette 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.

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.

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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