Collier County commissioner investigated for ‘domestic violence complaint’

Reporter: Michelle Alvarez Writer: Paul Dolan
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Commissioner Rick LoCastro. Credit: WINK News.

Naples police confirmed its detectives investigated a “domestic violence complaint” involving Collier County commissioner Rick LoCastro.

The department would not release any details about the investigation, except that it submitted the facts of the case to the state attorney’s office.

LoCastro’s lawyer told WINK News there are many witnesses to an event a week and a half or two weeks ago and is confident that when the report is done, there “won’t be any issues.”

LoCastro did not return WINK News’ phone calls, texts or emails for comment.

LoCastro was elected County Commissioner of District 1 in 2020. After serving 24 years in the U.S. Air Force and retiring as a full Colonel in 2012, he was recruited to Naples, and into Hospital Administration serving as Chief Operating Officer of Physicians Regional Medical Center. For more than four years he was responsible for all day-to-day operations of the hospital and directly supervised 13 different Departments.

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