|Agency||Florida Highway Patrol|
|Last Known Status||Active|
In 2018, an investigation found that Melendez was filing accident reports weeks or months late, but using current dates. Troopers are required to submit their reports within 10 days of completing their investigation.
On June 28, 2019, Melendez was charged with five felony counts of official misconduct.
On April 22, 2022, Melendez was found guilty of two felony counts of official misconduct. The judge withheld adjudication, so Melendez is not considered to be a convicted felon. Melendez was sentenced to one year of probation and 40 hours of community service.
- Manny Melendez L, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, Department Of Highway Safety And Motor Vehicles, govSalaries
- Devoun Cetoute, Florida Highway trooper found guilty, sentenced for falsifying dates on traffic reports, Miami Herald, 2022-04-23
- David Ovalle, A Florida highway trooper was late turning in crash reports. It’s landed him in jail, Miami Herald, 2019-06-28