Deputy Andrew Oliver Fired For Untruthfulness

Why Were No Criminal Charges Filed?

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According to a Daytona Beach News-Journal article, a Volusia County deputy was terminated due to allegations being sustained against him, that he lied to law enforcement officers regarding a November 5, 2013 traffic crash incident.

A Volusia County Sheriff Department's internal affairs report states that Deputy Oliver lied to Florida Highway Patrol troopers regarding his involvement in the traffic crash, and that he further provided his sheriff department supervisors with false and misleading statements.

A Florida Highway Patrol report supports that Deputy Andrew Oliver was found to be at fault for the traffic crash involving his patrol car. Oliver was issued a traffic citation by the FHP for careless driving.

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Two Incidents Of Careless Driving Within Seven Months
Cases Were Dismissed Or Adjudication Was With held

VolusiaExposed has discovered that the November 5th incident was NOT the first time Deputy Oliver had been cited for careless driving within his patrol car. Court records, and a FHP crash report, both indicate that on April 26, 2013 - Oliver was involved in a traffic crash, whereas the FHP issued him a citation for careless driving.

According to court records, the court with held adjudication regarding the April traffic violation, and totally dismissed the November violation. Such is surely to the relief of the Volusia County Legal Department, since such court actions will almost certainly reduce the county's civil liabilities regarding those traffic crashes.

VolusiaExposed sent an email inquiry to FHP Sgt. Montes to determine if FHP Sgt. Vaughn attended Deputy Oliver's December 26, 2013 court hearing. Typically, the judge or court hearing officer will dismiss the traffic charge, should the charging officer fail to attend the court hearing. As of the posting of this article, Sgt. Montes has not provided us an answer.

Deputy Oliver was issued a letter of reprimand by the sheriff's office, in response to the April crash incident.

Troopers Expressed Concerns That Deputy Oliver Lied
During An Law Enforcement Investigation.
Why Were No Criminal Charges Filed?

FHP Sgt. J. Vaughn and Trooper H. Ganem gave testimony to Volusia County investigators which indicated their beliefs or suspicions that Deputy Oliver had lied during an official law enforcement investigation. ** Trooper Ganem's testimony was far less indicting than Sgt. Vaughn's testimony.

Based on both Vaughn's and Ganem's sworn testimony, coupled with the sheriff department's investigative findings, it is difficult to understand why Deputy Oliver was not criminally charged with providing law enforcement officers with false information during an official investigation.

VolusiaExposed reached out via an email to FHP Sgt. Montes for clarification of why Deputy Oliver was not criminal charged. Sgt. Montes' email response back to us indicated that the FHP Sgt. Vaughn did not have enough cause to criminally charge Oliver with lying to a law enforcement officer.

However, according to page 6 of
Sgt. Vaughn's testimony given to Volusia County officials, Vaughn stated a belief that Oliver had lied to him. Vaughn went as far as stating -"Um, I, I guess so, I, I don't know how else you would describe it", when questioned as to whether he believed Oliver's false statements equated to making a false police report.

So why didn't Sgt. Vaughn criminally charge Deputy Oliver? Was the rationale for not filing criminal charges as simple as Sgt. Montes' explanation of not meeting the burden of evidence to support the charge? Or was something else in play that influenced the decision not to charge Oliver with lying to a police officer?

It is reasonable to assume that Deputy Oliver has involvement in several on going prosecutions of criminal suspects. How would those on-going criminal prosecutions be affected, should Deputy Oliver's credibility / veracity come into question?

Deputy Andrew Oliver's
2013 Traffic Tickets

November 5, 2013 Incident

April 26, 2013 Incident

Other Sustained Allegations
Against Deputy Oliver

In addition to the November 5, 2013 crash investigation, the sheriff department completed an un-related internal investigation into whether Oliver was properly handling / documenting criminal cases.

Other allegations of untruthfulness against Oliver were sustained in this internal sheriff department investigation.

Due to the seriousness of the sustained allegations against former Deputy Oliver, the sheriff department has forwarded their findings to the Criminal Justice and Training Commission (CJSTC) for further review.

The CJSTC, a subdivision of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, has the authority to revoke the deputy's law enforcement certification - if this were to happen, it would make it impossible for Oliver to be employed as a Florida police officer.



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