Officials said the two Florida police deputies had been officially disciplined for leaking news about the comedy legend Bob Saget’s death before his family was alerted.
On Monday, the Orange County Sheriff’s office confirmed that the two unnamed Florida deputies were suspended for 81 hours without paying for their role in making the news of Bob Saget’s death public.
John Mina, Orange County Sheriff, said in a statement, “This case highlights how important it is to allow detectives in death investigations the time to ensure next of kin notifications are made before that information is disseminated to the public. The deputies acknowledged their wrongdoing and were disciplined for their actions.”
According to an investigation report, one of the deputies told their brother about Bob Saget’s death shortly after responding to the scene. Then the brother subsequently revealed the news on his social media account. The other deputy, who was not involved in the case, told a neighbor about it.
The 65-year-old actor Bob Saget died in the early morning of January 9 in a Florida hotel room after performing standup at a club the night before. His family soon announced that examiners determined he suffered multiple fractures in the back of his head and around his eyes, likely due to falling backward. Officials have said no drugs or alcohol were involved.
The Orange County, Florida, Medical Examiner confirmed that statement on February 10. Also, the officials said that the “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” star was also positive for COVID-19 at the time of his death.
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