FDLE launches investigation into Sheriff Daniels

Clay Today
Posted 6/26/19

CLAY COUNTY – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has opened an investigation in Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels after the agency and Gov. Ron DeSantis received a letter from within …

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FDLE launches investigation into Sheriff Daniels

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CLAY COUNTY – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has opened an investigation in Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels after the agency and Gov. Ron DeSantis received a letter from within the sheriff’s office.

The letter was written after Daniels claimed he was being stalked by a woman who had been having a long-term affair with the sheriff. The woman, Cierra Smith, was taken to the Clay County Jail on May 6 after she and Daniels agreed to meet in Oakleaf. Daniels told a sergeant at the scene to arrest Smith for stalking. An undersheriff and chief at the sheriff’s office agreed there wasn’t any probable cause for an arrest, and a deputy drove the woman home.

According to several reports, Daniels was outraged during the June 14 patrol briefing where he reportedly used profanity and threats against the person leaking information. “We are concerned about not only the reputation of the Sheriff’s office, but also in our safety,” Folio said after reportedly receiving a copy of the letter.

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Dora

It is a shame that we don't realize our sins really do find us out and follow up. I understand we all make mistakes and most people have had affairs that came back to haunt them, I also understand that if you are in the public eye you are held to a higher standard whether it's fair or not it is the way of human nature. I don't know the sheriff personally or what goes on behind the scene but I have lived in this town a long time and so many times the law has been a buddy system protecting their own in wrong doing and have been glad to see this has been changing and I hope if they do replace the sheriff it will be with some one who feels equality of the law applies to everyone not just the public outside the law departments.

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