By: Chris Gros
October 2, 2014
Quincy, FL – Quincy city hall was the scene of an investigation Thursday.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement served the city with search warrants in an investigation of allegations of official misconduct and public record violations.
“I don’t believe there is absolutely anything that they’ll be able to find that’s incriminating to anyone as it relates to official misconduct or public records violation,” said Quincy Mayor Derrick Elias.
FDLE would only confirm the investigation was taking place but wouldn’t comment further. Mayor Elias is welcoming the search and wants FDLE to look even further.
“I’m glad they’re here but what I would have them do and I’m going to ask them to broaden their scope because there are some things here that really are truly needed to be investigated. So I’m glad they’re here and I’m delighted they’re doing their job,” said Mayor Elias.
Elias said there should also be an investigation into inappropriate spending but wouldn’t elaborate by whom.
Earlier this month Commissioner Keith Dowdell asked FDLE to begin an investigation into claims of public record violations.
“We know they’re going to find something. We already know as a commission that there was some wrong doing been going on for a while,” said Dowdell.
Both interim City Manager Mike Wade and Mayor Elias confirmed FDLE requested personnel records from March 2013 to August of this year. FDLE has not named any suspects in the investigation.