"Deputies With Special Ties to Short Get Special Treatment" - Lucy Morgan - St. Petersburg Times

"Deputies With Special Ties to Short Get Special Treatment" - Lucy Morgan - St. Petersburg Times

by: Lucy Morgan | publication date: February 26, 1984 | Publication: St. Petersburg Times |

". . .Pasco County Deputies Al Denning and Victor Morris were fired for taking an unauthorized coffee break - in a department where other deputies survived despite the fact that they filed false police reports, flunked polygraph tests and associated with organized crime figures. Deputies with special ties to Sheriff John M. Short frequently escape serious punishment while others are fired over minor infractions, according to files reviewed by the Times over the past seven months. . ."

Sheriff John M. Short gives special treatment to the people he likes.

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