DCF Fires Employee After Arrest
According to a spokesperson, Terri Durdaller at the Department of Children and Families stated an employee has been fired following his arrest on charges of drug possession, battery on an officer and having a weapon while committing a felony.
Raymond Denson Jr., of Lehigh Acres, was hired as a child protective investigator by DCF in 2011.
Fort Myers Police Department pulled Denson over on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd on for illegal window tint on his vehicle. During the stop, officers discovered an unsecured handgun on the floor of the driver’s side of the vehicle.
During a K-9 search turned up a marijuana seed in the vehicle, at which point officers decided to search Denson. Denson did not cooperate, according to the police report. When officers told him to open his clenched hands, Denson refused and struck an officer twice in the abdomen with his knee.
DCF fired Denson, Durdaller said. Denson has 10 days to contest the decision.