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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