LARGO — A child protection investigator in the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office resigned Monday following an internal affairs investigation that found he committed several "work-related deficiencies," according to records.
CPI investigator Desmond Fowler failed to complete a home study and did not submit paperwork related to a child removal case and six other investigations, internal affairs records show. Fowler also failed to interview "an alleged perpetrator" and failed to close eight cases on time.
During an interview with investigators, Fowler admitted to the violations, records show. He resigned before being fired from the Sheriff's Office.