Two Marion County Sheriff's Officials Come Under Fire After Internal Investigations
A Marion County Sheriff's Sergeant has resigned amid an internal investigation that shows he violated policy.
Sgt. Clayton Thomas violated the use of the Driver and Vehicle Information Database for personal purposes.
The Sheriff's Office Investigation showed that Sgt. Thomas used the database hundreds of times to view pictures.
Thomas admitted to the charges against him and resigned.
Another internal investigation revealed that Deputy Isai Palau voilated the office's Code of Conduct.
According to the investigation, on June 20, 2013, Deputy Palau was assigned to investigate a domestic battery just after midnight.
A witness told investigators a husband grabbed his wife by the neck and threw her on the ground then sat on top of her.
The husband admitted to putting his hands on his wife.
The investigation show Deputy Palau did not make an arrest or submit a report in his tour of duty.
As a result Palau will be suspended without pay for 40 hours; he has been removed from the Patrol Division; and has been transferred to the Jail.
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