A North Florida correctional officer is facing a felony charge for alleged smuggling, following her Wednesday arrest. It’s the latest in a slew of arrests this week within the Florida Department of Corrections.
The DOC’s Inspector General’s Office first looked into the claims, after receiving a tip that Okaloosa Correctional officer Tracy Mobley had received MoneyGrams from an inmate’s fiancé in exchange for allegedly smuggling contraband into the correctional facility. DOC officials say when they later questioned her, Mobley confessed. And, DOC spokesman McKinley Lewis says Secretary Julie Jones doesn’t tolerate this type of behavior.
“The department has a zero-tolerance policy for any misconduct by our officers, whether that’s retaliation against other officers or inmates, or general misconduct that violates department policy or Florida state law. Again, we are working to pretty aggressively identify who do engage in misconduct,” said Lewis.
Mobley’s Wednesday arrest comes on the heels of two other arrests this week of Suwannee correctional officers charged with battering two inmates and lying about it.
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