FMPD: Officer will return to duty full-time with conclusion of federal investigation

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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FILE Photo of FMPD Officer Jason Jackson. Credit: WINK News.

An officer who has waited four years to get back on the force is seeing that hope come to fruition.

Fort Myers Police Department confirmed Tuesday Officer Jason Jackson will return to duty full-time, following the conclusion of an investigation by The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Florida. There were no charges brought against Jackson or the three other officers who were investigated.

According to an FMPD press release, the police department officially confirmed Officer Jackson is no longer under criminal investigation by the federal government.

“The police department requested a copy of relevant investigative records from the government, and upon receipt will review them to determine if an internal affairs investigation is warranted,” FMPD shared in its release.

Jackson was the last of four officers on paid leave amid a federal investigation into misconduct at the agency that began in 2017.

Captain Melvin Perry, Sergeant Michael Forbes and Sergeant Rick Notaro retired amid the investigation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office notified all of the officers last Friday the investigation had concluded, and none would be prosecuted for crimes at this time.

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