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Several Pinellas deputies suspended
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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Several Pinellas Sheriff's deputies and employees are facing suspensions following a series of Internal Affairs investigations.

  • Deputy Jason Bahret will be suspended for 40 hours for giving a confidential informant money without another detective witnessing the transaction;
  • Deputy Brian Berry gets a written reprimand for tracking family members with Sheriff's Office equipment;
  • Deputy Michael Papamichael faces a five day suspension for giving a confidential informant money without another detective witnesses it, then later signing the payment receipt himself as the witness;
  • Counselor Felicia Davis will be suspended for 40 hours for getting into a confrontation with the Perry Police Department and being arrested for disorderly conduct;
  • Deputy Christopher Meleen is being suspended for one hundred and four hours for running a tag through police computers , making contact with a woman who had a suspended driver's license, and sending inappropriate text messages;
  • Deputy Joshua Davidson gets an 8-hour suspension for accidentally discharging his firearm at home;
  • Deputy Robert Johnson receives a 16-hour suspension for establishing a relationship with someone in a case she was investigating and then spending time while on duty with the person.
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