Two Florida Sheriff’s deputies have been suspended for 81 hours with out pay, in line with the Related Press, for leaking particulars about Bob Saget’s dying earlier than the comic’s household was knowledgeable of his passing.
One of many deputies, who was concerned within the response on January 9, informed his brother in regards to the occasion and the brother then posted about it on social media. The opposite deputy, who was not concerned within the investigation, informed his neighbor of the comic’s dying.
“This case highlights how necessary it’s to permit detectives in dying investigations the time to make sure subsequent of kin notifications are made earlier than that info is disseminated to the general public,” Orange County Sheriff John Mina stated in a press release. “The deputies acknowledged their wrongdoing and have been disciplined for his or her actions.”
The case additionally highlights one cause why Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, and their three daughters could have filed a lawsuit in February to make sure information that “graphically depict Mr. Saget, his likeness or options, or elements of him” after his dying be sealed.
A choose ordered these information completely sealed in March.