NewsTreasure CoastRegion St Lucie CountyPort St Lucie

Actions

Port St. Lucie police officers under investigation for case of alleged falsified documents, authorities say

Assistant Chief William Vega and Sgt. Robert Vega placed on paid administrative leave
wptv-port-st.-lucie-police-.jpg
Posted at 1:47 PM, Sep 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-23 00:18:58-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A pair of high-ranking Port St. Lucie Police Department officials are now under investigation for a case of alleged falsified documents, authorities said Thursday.

According to a police department spokesman, Assistant Chief William Vega and Sgt. Robert Vega were both put on paid administrative leave Thursday morning after the agency received an anonymous complaint about the officers.

The department would not confirm what type of documents were involved.

The anonymous complaint has been sent to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation. The sheriff's office said the case has to do with alleged falsified documents.

A spokeswoman for the Martin County School District said it, too, received the anonymous complaint.

The school district confirmed William Vega is an unpaid volunteer football coach at Martin County High School and Robert Vega is a paid assistant coach on the team.

"We will review the concerns raised to ensure that all School Board policies have been and continue to be followed," said Jennifer DeShazo, the director of public information and community relations for the Martin County School District, in a written statement to WPTV. "This is the only information I am able to provide while our review is underway."

No other details have been released.