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Press Release
May 22, 2018
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Former Correctional Officer Arrested

CENTURY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of former Correctional Officer Joshua Harrell. Harrell is charged with theft and tampering with physical evidence.

Following the arrest, Harrell was transported to the Escambia County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 1st 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 affadavit. 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, interviews, reports, statements, memoranda, and drug test results, written or otherwise, received or produced as a result of an employee/applicant drug-testing program performed in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act. § 112.0455(11), F.S.

110.1091(2) A state employee’s personal identifying information contained in records held by an employing state agency relating to an employee’s participation in an employee assistance program is confidential and exempt from the provisions of s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.

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