TROUBLE IN THE RANKS AT THE VCSO
The Deputy Travis Deane situation
Supplied an under age girl with alcohol - used a law enforcement data base for personal reasons, and more?
Why does the VCSO have an inconsistent internal affairs policy / practice - some investigations start prior to the completion of the deputy's criminal case, while others, start and are completed prior to the completion of the criminal case?
June 9, 2012
According to numerous media accounts, yet another Volusia County Sheriff deputy has found himself on the wrong side of the law.
The misdemeanor trial of Deputy Travis Deane recently concluded that he was guilty of having an open house party attended by minors. However, County Court, Judge Peter Marshall with held adjudication on that guilty verdict. Further, Judge Marshall dismissed, a secondary charge of sale of an alcoholic beverage to a minor.
A sheriff department official stated that they can not prejudge what type of disciplinary action will be taken against Deputy Deane, due to that fact that the internal investigation was still on going.
Other, apparent allegations, are that Deputy Deane, possibly allowed his assigned patrol car hood to be used as the location of a game of "beer pong", that he supplied, under age minors with alcohol laced "jello shots" and that he used an official law enforcement data base to look up personal information on a 17 year female, for non duty related reasons.
VolusiaExposed.Com imagines that, at the minimum, the VCSO will investigate these allegations against Deputy Deane to determine whether he violated the below listed VCSO / County policies.
(Violation subject to dismissal)
COUNTY MERIT RULE - 86-453(13) - Any conduct, on or off duty, that reflects unfavorably on the county as an employer.
(Oral reprimand to Termination)
Deputy Travis Deane
Daytona Beach News Journal Article
WFTV - Video article
Media article regarding Deputy Deane's written reprimand, attached to a racial profiling complaint
Volusia County Merit Rules - in PDF format
Deputy Deane's CJSTC disciplinary history
As published by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sheriff Johnson testifies during the Deputy Flesch hearing, regarding the tolling of internal investigations