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Detention officer arrested

Press release from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

Today, detectives arrested Detention Officer Edwaldo Santos, 8/7/63, on two counts of Aggravated Assault; he had been suspended since January 8th. The alleged incidents did not occur at the jail or during Santos’ work shifts. The investigation started in the Office of Professional Standards as a misconduct violation.  Criminal allegations were uncovered, and the investigation was taken over by detectives within the Criminal Investigations Division. Santos has been booked into the Alachua County Department of the Jail on the charges.

He was hired January 6, 2020, as a Detention Officer.

Sheriff Clovis Watson, Jr. said, “No one is above the law, not even our own employees. If you break the law, you are going to be held accountable.”