Now 21 are suing in Federal Court

The count is now 21 former Deputies that have joined a federal lawsuit charging that the Sheriff and several of his high-ranking commanders are “intoxicated with power and will physically abuse, intimidate, incarcerate, extort and defame in order to ensure their absolute control.” The plaintiffs include a former captain who the suit says was forced to donate $2,000 to Nocco’s reelection campaign or risk losing his command duties. You only need to go to>candidates>local candidates committees select 2016 election cycle from the drop down menu and click on Chris Nocco. Go to the first filing. You will see his command staff listed as occupation law enforcement or protected. Amazing how his staff and their spouses can afford to max out their support.

Click on link below for the article from the Tampa Bay Times.

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