July 24, 2021

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Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs ethics case faces dismissal

Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs held a press conference announcing the arrest of Fort Myers police officer Tyler Williams on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Williams was arrested for failure to report suspected child abuse.

The Florida Fee on Ethics is established this week to take into account the assistance of its lawyer advocate and could vote to obvious Fort Myers Law enforcement Main Derrick Diggs of allegations that he violated condition ethics regulations.

A law firm from the condition Legal professional General’s Office, who serves as the fee advocate, has identified that Diggs’ use of a town paying for card, named a P-card, for meals, boots and a subscription to a satellite radio company “are not able to be attributed to a wrongful intent” and has submitted a movement to dismiss the case.

In a submitting with the ethics panel inquiring that the case be dismissed, Commission Advocate Melody Hadley, an assistant point out attorney standard, stated then-Metropolis Manager Saeed Kazemi was “adamant that (Diggs’) use of the P-card was for city’s business enterprise” in a deposition taken less than oath.