Confusing FDoC press release – was there an arrest, or not?

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If Phillip Alderman looks like a kid to you, it’s because he is a kid – he’ll turn 19 next month. He was apparently gassed, dragged and thrown by corrections officer Adrian Hill without provocation, for which Hill was terminated by the Florida Department of Corrections.

In the Press Release below, FDoC Secretary Julie Jones said that the department has a zero-tolerance for personnel that abuse their authority. Her zero-tolerance assertion was then echoed by Florida Department of Management Services Secretary Chad Poppell … for no apparent reason.

Too bad the statement isn’t true, no matter who says it is. The FDoC’s at times sky-high tolerance for staff that abuses authority has let select corrections officers get away with murdering inmates. So far.

I do believe the truth will out, if lowly bloggers will attempt to verify details.

For instance: the pdf described in the press release as an Arrest Affidavit appears to instead be an Application for a Warrant, as indicated by the box checked in the upper left hand corner and the “N/A” appearing in the boxes for Date/Time of Arrest and Arresting Officer. As the press release is titled “Correctional Officer Arrested During Investigation,” it’s rather puzzling. Perhaps they simply attached the wrong pdf, but there’s the possibility that there’s been no arrest.

The Charge Type is also puzzling; the video and witness-verified, unprovoked violence that Hill inflicted upon Alderman and then lied about, as described in the opened pdf, doesn’t seem to fit the word “misdemeanor.”

Please share this blog post. You never know who desperately needs to have information the content of character of a specific corrections officer. Thank you.

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Press Release
July 28, 2015
For More Information
Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

Correctional Officer Arrested During Investigation

LAKE CITY, Fla. – Correctional Officer Adrian Hill surrendered to authorities at the Colombia County Sheriff’s Office today following a criminal investigation by the Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General.  He has been charged with Falsifying Official Records and Battery on an Inmate.  The charges stem from an incident which occurred on July 23, 2015 at Lake City Correctional Facility (LCCF), where he was formerly employed.

Secretary Julie Jones said, “The Department of Corrections has zero-tolerance for those who misuse the responsibility inherent to their positions as stewards of our state’s inmates.  I have full confidence in the Office of Inspector General’s capabilities and their commitment to ensuring that those who jeopardize the safety of our inmates are brought to justice.”

Department of Management Services Secretary Chad Poppell said, “Our agency thanks the DOC Inspector General’s office for coordinating with local law enforcement on this important matter. Our agency shares DOC’s commitment to ensuring Florida’s correctional facilities maintain a zero-tolerance policy for employees who abuse their positions and betray Florida’s trust. We value our strong partnership with Secretary Jones and her agency.”

Following the review of a reported use of force, the administration at LCCF notified the Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General of a possible excessive use of force by Correctional Officer Hill.  After conducting a preliminary review of the incident, the Office of Inspector General initiated a criminal investigation.  Through the investigation, the Office of Inspector General determined that the use of force was excessive.  The investigation revealed that the officer committed a battery on an inmate and subsequently falsified official records in an attempt to justify his actions.

Although an arrest has been made, an open and active criminal investigation into this incident remains.  This is all of the information available at this time.

Please see attached affidavit.

Attachement: Officer Adrian Hill Arrest Affidavit (PDF 154K)

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About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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5 Responses to Confusing FDoC press release – was there an arrest, or not?

  1. helpmybrotherharoldhempstead says:

    D.O.C DEFINETLY IS NOT TRANSPARIENT!HOW LONG WOULD YOU SAY WE SPENT ONLINE SEARCHING ARREST RECORDS FOR ANY PROOF OF HIS ARREST?

  2. Um … well over an hour. Perplexing!

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  4. helpmybrotherharoldhempstead says:

    Misdemeanor wtf my ass is seriously about to call Julie jones 

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    From:”Wobbly Warrior’s Blog” Date:Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 12:20 AM Subject:[New post] Confusing FDoC press release – was there an arrest, or not?

    Susan Chandler posted: ” If Phillip Alderman looks like a kid to you, it’s because he is a kid – he’ll turn 19 next month. He was apparently gassed, dragged and thrown by corrections officer Adrian Hill without provocation, for which Hill was terminated by the Florida Departm”

    • I checked to see if Julie Jones issued a press release about the two suspicious deaths (Antonio Gallashaw, 23 and Denis Roberson, 50) this week at Baker Correctional Institution. She hasn’t [http://www.dc.state.fl.us/secretary/press/index.html]. That makes it seem that her press release about the supposed arrest of Adrian Hill was a smokescreen.

      I’m not letting this lady off the hook for her work at with Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, nor should anyone that had the DAVID system – a/k/a Facebook for Cops – used inappropriately against them. The DAVID “hits” on me included the FBI.

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