Officers’ Records Not Checked After Agency Merger

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http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/6527606.htm Broward County, Fla., sheriff's deputy Frank Ortiz once was caught sleeping with a woman he had detained for psychiatric evaluation; he was suspended for three days and ordered to attend an ethics seminar, the Miami Herald recounts. In his job evaluation 21 months later, no mention was made of the suspension, and his supervisor called him "a good candidate for the detective bureau." Now Ortiz, 29, is suspended without pay after being charged with attempted sexual battery . . .

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