Putnam County corrections lieutenant resigns after internal investigation

Resignation submitted after detectives forward battery charges to SAO

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – A Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Lieutenant resigned Thursday morning after detectives forwarded battery charges to the State Attorney's Office. 

Lt. Samad Green submitted his resignation after learning he would be terminated, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Green's separation from the agency follows a two-month Internal Affairs investigation that the Sheriff's Office said discovered his off-duty actions warranted his dismissal. 

"Samad was very well thought of by his peers and those he supervised,” Sheriff Gator DeLoach said in the news release. “He was a role model for others in the department of corrections. I am both disappointed and saddened by his behavior that led to his separation from the agency, but I expect more from my employees and have zero tolerance for domestic violence."

The internal investigation was sparked by an assault reported in August at Green's residence. 

When deputies responded Aug. 3 to the home, they said they received conflicting stories from Green; the victim, who is related to Green; and a witness about a verbal argument that heightened to a physical altercation. 

"Green was not arrested the night of the incident because all parties were too intoxicated to give deputies a clear understanding of what happened the night of the incident," the Sheriff's Office said in a news release. 

Though he was not arrested, deputies said, Green was suspended and both a criminal investigation and the internal investigation began. 

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