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Updated: 12/23/2013 10:20 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Another Jacksonville Sheriff's Office corrections officer has had the handcuffs turned on him.

There have been three cases this year alone.

Brandon Wooley was a corrections officer for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office up until Nov. 4. JSO said he resigned that day for personal reasons. That same day, he was arrested in Nassau County on drug changes.

"We did an undercover buy from him, but at the time, we didn't know it was a JSO employee. It was just another drug buy," said Nassau County Sheriff's Department Director Roy Henderson.

According to the arrest report, an informant paid officer Wooley $100 in exchange for 10 oxycodone pills.

"It's disappointing in our line of work, in our profession, it's disappointing that someone like that slips through the cracks like that," he said.

Wooley is the third JSO corrections officer arrested this year. Former corrections officer Leon Brooks Sr. faces child pornography charges, and Harold Walbey III was indicted by prosecutors for charges of tax fraud.

"Police officers are exposed to things in their day-to-day lives that they may be affected unusually by. Sometimes that causes a lot of stress in their lives," said attorney Dale Carson.

He said more needs to be done to turn the trend around.

Action News asked JSO what procedures are in place. Public information officer Shannon Hartley said JSO uses very stringent standards for hiring,and drug testing is only a portion of that.

He also said employees can report any behavior within the department,and he said many of the arrests of JSO officers came to light that way.

Beyond the three corrections officers, there have been at least five other JSO officers arrested this year for charges spanning from DUI to grand theft to secretly recording conversations.

Wooley was also charged with cultivation of marijuana after officers found a plant at his home, the Nassau County Sheriff's Office said.

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Realchange - 12/24/2013 4:49 AM
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Sorry but these stories are for propaganda. How many JSO officers have been involved in fatal crashes while texting on their computers? How many charged for that? Why is South Georgia and Marion county police are allowed to kill their K-9's in hot cars a few years ago and no arrests? I recall not to long ago police arrested someone just for barking at K-9 but turn a blind eye to their own killing them through neglect. Police get tinted windows in excess of the law. Their excuse they need the protection. Doesn't the average citizen want the same protection maybe? When police start holding their own accountable for killing innocent men, when they get the wrong address, because they answer their door late at night with gun in hand. Should be noted that it was in high crime neighborhood and the police did not properly ID themselves. Not opps sorry we had wrong address he should known better than answer door we banging late at night with gun for protection. Who did the man think he was a US citizen maybe? Maybe you like the example of down south fla where police shot a mentally disabled man with a broken toy m-16 gun. There is rather lengthy list of corruption where police can kill people and it is whitewashed. When they start upholding their own to the same law they swore to serve then people might can believe in justice again. Till then it's just propaganda.

Truthseeker - 12/24/2013 4:43 AM
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It sounds like Duval County has thugs guarding the thugs.
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