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Press Release
March 8, 2019
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Former Correctional Officer Arrested

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of former Correctional Officer Lexen Barrington. Barrington is charged with six counts of unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior, unlawful use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony offense, and official misconduct.

Barrington was arrested in Broward County. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by Aramis D. Ayala, State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orange County Sheriff John W. Mina and Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony.

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.

Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), F.S.

119.0712(b):Personal information, including highly restricted personal information as defined in 18 U.S.C. s. 2725, contained in a motor vehicle record is confidential pursuant to the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994, 18 U.S.C. ss. 2721 et seq. Such information may be released only as authorized by that act; however, information received pursuant to that act may not be used for mass commercial solicitation of clients for litigation against motor vehicle dealers.

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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.

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