January 24, 2019
Florida Correctional Officer Arrested
OCALA, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Correctional Officer William Bright. Bright is charged with conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance and conspiracy to introduce contraband into a detention facility.
Following the arrest, Bright was transported to the Marion County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by members of the North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) initiative and would like to thank Director Corey Taylor of the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (U.D.E.S.T.), the Marion County Sherriff’s Office, and the Ocala Police Department.
For more information on the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.
Click here to see the affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:
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, which if released, would jeopardize a person’s safety. § 945.10(1)(e), F.S. 119.071[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.
119.071[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
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.