Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax – All rights reserved. Hunter and the FDLE will hold a joint news conference about the arrest at 1 p.m. Monday in Columbia County.
“We hold our employees to the highest standards of professional conduct,” Sheriff Mark Hunter said in a news release. “There is no tolerance for this behavior, and we will act swiftly to hold those accountable who violate public trust. While I am extremely disappointed in the actions of this individual, I am proud of our employees who work each day to serve our community with integrity.” That FDLE investigation resulted in the arrest of Lipelis, who has been placed on administrative leave pending the conclusion of an internal investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Ad The Sheriff’s Office said supervisors began looking into the complaint right away and found it was possible criminal conduct had occurred, so the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was brought in to conduct a criminal investigation.
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