A Liberty County investigator has resigned amid allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a female inmate.
Undersheriff Brian Langston has confirmed that Inv. Mauricio Gonzalez submitted his letter of resignation Friday.
“He said he wanted to spare the department any kind of embarrassment,” Langston tells The County Record (TCR). “He wasn’t resigning because he is guilty. He plans to fight the false allegations.”
As reported last week, a female inmate came forward the end of February alleging that another female inmate and the investigator had inappropriate contact.
The female is from Calhoun County and was being housed in the Liberty County Jail. “It was something she felt I needed to know,” Calhoun County Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel tells TCR, stressing that nothing has been confirmed.
Sheriff Kimbrel has moved the inmate to another facility and asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to look into the allegations. An investigator with FDLE planned to interview Gonzalez and another LCSO employee Monday.
As of press time Tuesday morning, FDLE had not issued any findings.