No charges filed against Vero Beach Police Department Cpl.

Posted at 5:53 PM, Dec 25, 2017
and last updated 2018-01-17 15:50:55-05

UPDATE: The State Attorney's Office decided not to file any charges against Darrell Rivers.

Here is a statement from the Vero Beach Police Department:

Today January 17, 2018 Chief David Currey announces that the Vero Beach Police Department has completed its investigation into the arrest of Cpl. Darrell Rivers which occurred on December 23, 2017. The investigation revealed that key testimony used in the decision to arrest Darrell Rivers on the night in question changed in the days following his arrest. After examining all recordings and documents in this case the Vero Beach Police Department has determined that the evidence does not meet the burden of proof that a violation of Florida State Statue occurred. The State’s Attorney’s office conducted its own independent review and chose not to file any criminal charges against Darrell Rivers. 



A spokesperson with the Vero Beach Police Department has confirmed that a Vero Beach police officer, who ran for sheriff in 2016, was arrested Saturday evening.

Darrell Rivers, 47, was arrested about 11 p.m. by Indian River County Sheriff's Office deputies.

Rivers, according to police reports, was charged with misdemeanor battery domestic violence. He was released from jail without bail on his own reconnaissance. 

He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 16.