Gov. Ron DeSantis is considering whether state law-enforcement officials have an oversight role in looking at how the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office handled sex offender Jeffrey Epstein while he was in its custody more than a decade ago.
DeSantis said Thursday after a Cabinet meeting that he wants to determine if the sheriff’s office is “doing a good job” before acting on a request by state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation.
Book, who suffered childhood sexual abuse, asked DeSantis this week to direct the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate Epstein’s incarceration.
Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw has started an internal affairs investigation into the Epstein matter. Epstein is facing sex-trafficking charges involving minors in Florida and New York.…
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