Jacksonville corrections officer arrested on charge of child abuse

Child had reported injury at school, Sheriff Waters said

Former Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Corrections Officer Darrick Scott (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on Friday announced the arrest of one of its correctional officers for child abuse of a non-sexual nature — a third-degree felony.

According to Sheriff T.K. Waters, the JSO Integrity Unit began investigating Officer Darrick Scott on Thursday when the agency was notified of potential criminal allegations after a child reported an injury at school. Scott was arrested Friday morning.

Officer Scott had been employed with JSO for four-and-a-half years. Scott resigned upon his arrest.

The case is actively being investigated.

It’s the third arrest of a JSO employee in 2023, but the sixth arrested overall, including by other agencies.

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Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.