Joshua Sacino

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Service Record

Agency Pinellas County Florida Sheriff's Office
Rank Deputy
Dates of Service November 13, 2018 - June 28, 2022.[1]
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Incident Reports

2022 False Report

On March 30, 2022, Sacino was ordered to conduct "proactive initiatives" by enforcing traffic laws in a specific area. At the end of Sacino's shift, his supervisor asked for statistics and case numbers for his activities. Sacino claimed to have made one traffic stop and gave a warning to the driver.[1]

Sacino later drove to a parking lot, picked a random vehicle, and ran their license plate. Sacino reported that he had received information that the vehicle's owner was involved in drug activity.[1]

Response Timeline

The department reviewed the deputy's body-worm camera, in-car camera, and other information to determine that Sacino had not made a traffic stop as he initially claimed. When confronted, Sacino admitted that he had lied.[1][2]

On June 28, 2022, Sacino was fired.[1]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: neutral
Protect & Serve rating: bad
Individual Rights rating: neutral
Accountability and Integrity rating: bad
Off Duty rating: neutral
Ratings Definitions

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Nathaniel Rodriguez, Pinellas deputy fired after using person’s license plate in fake drug report, sheriff says, WFLA, 2022-06-28
  2. Sheriff's Findings, Sheriff's Office Professional Standards Bureau, 2022-06-28