Volusia Jail FAILS To Open An Internal Affairs Investigation

Allegations That Correctional Sgt. Was Engaging Prostitutes

December 13, 2016
"In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous." - Tacitus

Our Opinion:
Jail Fails To Investigate
Allegations Against Jail Sergeant

On December 5, 2016 - VolusiaExposed.Com published an article stating that the Volusia County jail was internally investigating one of their sergeants for engaging the services of known prostitutes.

Our conclusion that the jail was officially internally investigating the allegations against Sgt. Jenkins was based on a October 19, 2016 memo from acting Corrections Director Mark Flowers in which he reqested the formal investigation.

However, VolusiaExposed has since been advised via an email from the jail's internal affairs investigator, Capt. D. Vanis that there was no official internal affairs investigation conducted into these allegations.

Florida Law Enforcement Officer Moral Character Standards (FAC 11B-27.0011) defines what criminal allegations MUST be internally investigated on a law enforcement officer - whether he / she is criminally charged OR not.

The Florida prostitution statute can be found under F.S. 796.07 - AND this very same criminal statute is one of the listed crimes within FAC 11B-27.0011 that MUST be internally investigated SHOULD the officer's agency SUSPECT that the officer violated that criminal statute.

However, rather than investigating the allegations - the jail threatened inmates with knowledge of the violation with in-house (jail) disciplinary action - should they continue to discuss Jenkins' alleged behaviors. The jail administration further allowed Sgt. Jenkins to quietly resign - with a notation on his CJSTC 61 form (see documents within scroll box - right of page) that his resignation was NOT connected to misconduct.

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Will The Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission (CJSTC) Care?

The Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission is responsible to the citizens of Florida - by insuring that Florida law enforcement agencies hire and retain only those individuals that have AND can maintain the State's moral character standards.

It's been our (VolusiaExposed.Com) experience that CJSTC does NOT care whether law enforcement agencies properly investigate - within CJSTC mandates or Florida law - alleged acts of misconduct by law enforcement and correctional officers.

VolusiaExposed.Com has been advised several times by a particular senior member of the CJSTC - that they do not have the statutory authority to enforce the investigative mandates of Florida Statutes or FAC 11B-27 upon the administrations of Florida law enforcement agencies.

VolusiaExposed.Com has the opinion that such statutory authority can be found within Florida Statute 943.1395(5). It's apparent to us - that the CJSTC has opted to abandon their responsibilities to the citizens of this State. Basically - in our opinion - CJSTC's failure to act is just another example of cops covering for cops. We invite you to develop your own opinion.

What About Sgt. Jenkins?

Like the citizens of Florida - Sgt. Jenkins is also left out to dry - by the jail's failure to conduct an official internal investigation into these serious allegations. While Corrections Director Flower's memo still remains very demanding towards Sgt. Jenkins - apparently he will never receive the internal investigation that may clear him - or the citizens of the Florida will never enjoy the very same internal investigation that MIGHT conclude that Sgt. Jenkins does not have the morals to wear the badge.

Finally - we suspect that the jail's failure to internally investigate these allegations will darken the veracity on any other investigation they conduct in the future - particularly on the same or similar allegations.

And there you have it..... more to come.... stand by to stand by...

If you found this article interesting - you may be interested in reading our articles regarding Brevard Deputy Barre Taylor.

Barre Taylor - October 2016

Barre Taylor - August 2016

Barre Taylor - February 2016

Click Here: To review prior internal affairs investigations from our IA Archives page

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