|Agency||Pinellas County Florida Sheriff's Office|
|Dates of Service||November 13, 2018 - June 28, 2022.|
|Last Known Status||Terminated|
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.
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.
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.
On June 28, 2022, Sacino was fired.
- Nathaniel Rodriguez, Pinellas deputy fired after using person’s license plate in fake drug report, sheriff says, WFLA, 2022-06-28
- Sheriff's Findings, Sheriff's Office Professional Standards Bureau, 2022-06-28