The Fort Meyers, FL Police Department is facing a lawsuit, as two people arrested by them fight back against misconduct involving their arrests. The two are among two dozen who recently had charges against them dropped after the department got caught using using a compromised informant and very sketchy tactics to arrest them.
One of the most interesting (we can’t even call these shocking anymore) bits of information is that the Department’s Captain, Jay Rodriguez is under investigation for participating in a sex act at an Asian massage parlor sting and then lying about it in a report. In light of the recent events at Orchids of Asia and other Florida massage parlors and the legislatures’ efforts to create a registry of Johns, we’re curious to see where this investigation into Captain Rodriguez goes.
In the meantime, Rodriguez is on paid leave and taxpayers are footing the bill for his defense and lawsuits against others in the police department.