(The Hill) — Two Florida deputies have been suspended for sharing the information of comic Bob Saget’s loss of life earlier than his household was alerted, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to The Hill on Sunday.
Deputies Emiliano Silva and Steven Reed have been each suspended for greater than three days for his or her missteps. Silva reportedly informed his brother in regards to the late “Full House” star’s loss of life shortly after responding to the scene, the information of which the brother then shared on social media. Silva’s brother’s tweet remained up for about 45 minutes earlier than it was deleted.
Reed, who was not concerned within the investigation and was off-duty on the time, reportedly knowledgeable his neighbors of Saget’s passing.
Both actions befell earlier than Saget’s household was notified, and earlier than the sheriff’s workplace’s public data officer publicly introduced the loss of life, thus violating the division’s dissemination of data directive.
“This case highlights how important it is to allow detectives in death investigations the time to ensure next of kin notifications are made before that information is disseminated to the public,” Orange County Sheriff John Mina stated in an announcement.
He added, “The deputies acknowledged their wrongdoing and were disciplined for their actions.”
Saget died unexpectedly in February from head trauma. It was decided that medicine and alcohol weren’t elements in his loss of life. His post-mortem additionally decided that Saget’s loss of life was not a results of foul play.