ORLANDO, Fla. — Two Florida representatives have been suspended for about two weeks for leaking news of the death of actor and comedian Bob Saget before the family was alerted, officials said.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday that the two deputy sheriffs were each suspended for 81 hours without pay.
“This case highlights how important it is in death investigations to give detectives time to ensure next of kin notice is given before information is released to the public,” Orange County Sheriff John Miner said in a statement. “Deputies Admit their wrongdoing and be disciplined for their actions.”
According to an investigative report, one of the deputies told his brother of Sajit’s death shortly after responding to the scene, who then posted the information on social media. Another deputy, who was off duty and not involved in the death investigation, told a neighbor about Saggart’s death, officials said.
Saget, 65, was found by a hotel security guard on Jan. 9 after his family requested a health check after failing to check out at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. A medical examiner later determined that the “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” star died from an accidental head injury, most likely from a backward fall.
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