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Franklin County Institution Sergeant Dismissed

Florida DOC - Florida Department of Corrections
Posted at 8:38 PM, Sep 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-26 20:38:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Sergeant John Nunez has been let go at Franklin County Institution because he represented, "an immediate threat to the safety of the inmates under his care, custody and control."

It's the latest dismissal of a corrections officer since the department announced a zero-tolerance policy for employee misconduct. DOC employees who commit a criminal act will immediately be placed on administrative leave and the department will initiate disciplinary action for their dismissal.

According to the DOC, Sergeant Nunez has been advised of his dismissal and a formal dismissal letter is pending.

In a statement released Friday, Secretary Michael D. Crews said, "Earlier today, I instructed Franklin Correctional Institution Warden Atkins to dismiss Sergeant Nunez based on information received from law enforcement related to potential criminal activity at Franklin C.I. The Department of Corrections has zero tolerance for anything less than absolute integrity from our officers and staff. Anything less compromises our primary mission of public safety and will not be allowed."