DEPUTY ARRESTED FOR POSSESSING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
- BSO Case Number: BS 13-1-1867
- PIO Number: 13-1-17
- Date: 1/25/13
- Time: 5:26 p.m.
- Place of Occurrence: I-95 and Commercial Blvd., Oakland Park
- Jurisdiction: Oakland Park
- John Brindle, 45, male.
Description of Incident:
The Broward Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs and the Public Corruption Task Force arrested a BSO deputy Friday night for possession of a controlled substance.
Investigators received information that Detective John Brindle was purchasing oxycodone pills without a prescription from a location in the city of Oakland Park. On Jan. 25, detectives conducted surveillance of Brindle’s movements and once he was in possession of the pills, he was pulled over near I-95 and Commercial Blvd.
Brindle used his position as a BSO detective and intimidation to obtain eight oxycodone pills. He was booked into the BSO Main Jail on one count of possession of a controlled substance.
Brindle had been working as a detective in the City of Pompano Beach for seven years. He had been previously employed at BSO from Sept. 1997 until July 2004. He was rehired April 2005.
He is currently suspended with pay pending prosecution by the State Attorney’s Office.
***MEDIA NOTE: Brindle’s mug shot and a copy of the PC is attached to this news release on our website www.sheriff.org.
INVESTIGATORS: Internal Affairs; Public Corruption Task Force
THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepcion/PIO 1/26/13 1100