Fort Myers City Council meets in wake of police allegations

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FORT MYERS, Fla. The Fort Myers City Council is meeting Monday for the first time since reports of corruption involving city police officers and at least one county deputy were made public.

The Department of Justice released documents called “Appendix A” and “Appendix B” from an previous audit alleging the activity, The News-Press reports.

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The heavily redacted documents highlight allegations of corruption, foul internal affairs investigations, a drug trafficking ring operating with near impunity, and killing witnesses, The News-Press reports.

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Fort Myers Councilman Johnny W. Streets Jr. feels shedding light on the information will expedite the process of ridding the city of any corruption.

“I think this is the beginning of another phase of restoring transparency and trust to our citizens and I support that,” Streets said.

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