Each deputies confirmed they’d improperly shared the knowledge in testimony given as a part of the investigation, the Orange County Sheriff’s Division report states. The precise nature of the disciplinary motion was not specified.
Deputy Emiliano Silva, who had responded to the Ritz Carlton in Orlando the place Saget’s physique was discovered, texted his brother informing him of Saget’s demise, the report states. Minutes later, Silva’s brother tweeted, “RIP Bob Saget,” although he later deleted it after Silva informed him to, the report states.
This tweet prompted a flood of media inquiries at a time when authorities had but to inform Saget’s next-of-kin, the report states, citing the sheriff’s division’s communications director.
Silva later informed inner investigators in an interview he “actually wasn’t considering” when he shared the knowledge together with his brother, however that he “had no ailing intent,” in response to the report.
Earlier than Silva’s brother deleted his tweet, one other account responded asking how he realized of Saget’s demise, the report states. That account holder stated he had obtained comparable data from his buddy, who was a member of the division — later recognized as Deputy Steven Reed.
In accordance with the investigation, Reed, who was off-duty on the time, texted the information of Saget’s demise to 2 neighbors who had lately attended one in every of Saget’s exhibits. Reed informed investigators in his personal interview, “Hindsight, in all probability should not have shared it in the way in which and the way that I did.”
Each deputies have been discovered to have violated division coverage, the report states.
CNN has reached out for remark to Jay Smith of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 93, who attended each Silva’s and Reed’s interviews as their consultant, in response to the inner report.