Does The Local State Attorney's Office
Under Charge Law Enforcement Officers?
Does Local Law Enforcement Retaliate
Against Their Media Critics?
November 10, 2016
Where You Work Then
What Crime You Committed?
Earlier this year - the Brevard County Sheriff Department (BCSO) completed their internal criminal investigation (BCSO IA 2016-CI-019) in to whether one of their very own Investigative Technicians and her husband (Roy) had committed bank fraud, and filed a false report to the BCSO. (see scroll box - right of page to review BCSO report)
A review of local court records indicates that both Hallie and Roy Lombard were criminally charged regarding the BCSO bank fraud investigation.
Roy B. Lombard
(go to BREVARDCLERK.US to review the status of the above listed case numbers)
However, it was very eye opening to us here at VolusiaExposed - that the Lombards were ONLY criminally charged with a first degree misdemeanor of making a false report of the commission of a crime.
VolusiaExposed invites our readers to review the BCSO investigation and wonder for yourselves why felony charges were not filed regarding the bank fraud. Could it be attached to Hallie's extensive work connections within the 18th Judicial Circuit?
On-line records indicate that Hallie Lombard has an extensive work history with several law enforcement agencies within the 18th Judicial Circuit (Brevard / Seminole Counties) - to include employment within both the local State Attorney's office & and Brevard Sheriff's department (BCSO). (see scroll box - right of page to review Lombard's on-line work history)
In fairness to the BCSO - they indicated within their July 2016 investigative report - that in their opinion - there was not enough evidence to support the filing of any other charges (bank fraud) - but that their investigation continues.
However, in our opinion, the BCSO has a rather disturbing history of undercharging their staff when they violate the law. A recent example of this is the arrest of Deputy Barre Taylor for engaging in a sexual relationship with a female jail inmate.
VolusiaExposed.Com holds the opinion that both Federal and Florida State law mandates that jail inmates are unable to consent to sex. Therefore, we believe that Deputy Taylor should have been charged with sexual battery - a felony in the first degree - and not the third degree felony of sexual misconduct that was filed against him.
In as far as the federal law - we invite our readers to review the Prison Rape Elimation Act (PREA) signed by then President George W. Bush.
During an August 15, 2016 Court hearing (see video of hearing inclusive within our August 18, 2016 article) - Deputy Taylor took a plea deal on the sexual misconduct charge. Taylor was sentenced to four years of probation and adjudicated guilty by Circuit Judge Jeffrey Mahl. VolusiaExposed attended this hearing - and it was obvious to us that Taylor was not pleased with being adjudicated a convicted felon.
Taylor's attorney attempted in early October 2016 to have Taylor re-sentenced - requesting that Judge Mahl modify his sentence by withholding adjudication - thereby removing the convicted felon status from Taylor's criminal record. Judge Mahl initially refused to hear the request for resentencing - but has recently re-opened the matter for further review.
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BCSO Internal Investigative Report