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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2023

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Florida Correctional Officer Arrested

CLERMONT, Fla. - The Florida Department of Corrections' (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of former correctional officer Charles Ford. Ford is charged with malicious battery and tampering with physical evidence.

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The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 119.071[2][e], F.S., exempting all information “revealing the substance of a confession” by a person arrested until there is a final disposition in the case

For more information on the Department's Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://fdc.myflorida.com/ig/index.html.

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