Corrections officer charged with child abuse

Published on April 14, 2023 at 3:25 pm

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has arrested of one of its correctional officers on a charge of child abuse of a non-sexual nature, a third-degree felony.

The agency’s Integrity Unit began investigating Officer Darrick Scott on Thursday after a child reported an injury at school. Scott was arrested Friday morning, Sheriff T.K. Waters said.

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Scott had been employed with the Sheriff’s Office for 4½ years. He resigned upon his arrest.

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