Josh Poltilove reports on Tampa Bay Online that a Hillsborough County Deputy Sheriff allegedly forged supervisors’ signatures on important DUI paperwork on two separate occasions. At least one DUI was dropped by the State Attorney’s Office as a result of the forgery.
The Internal Affairs investigation found that the Deputy Sheriff, Justin Speaks, committed six felonies–three counts of forgery and three counts of uttering a forged instrument– and conduct unbecoming to a member of the Sheriff’s Office. The IA report alleges that Speaks forged Sgt. William Porter’s name and initials on a DUI report this year and that Speaks previously forged Sgt. Ron Harrison’s initials on a different DUI report and Sgt. Richard Figueredo’s initials to an HCSO supplement.
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