Hillsborough Sheriff Sergeant Fired and Arrested, No Mug Shot?

July 11, 2020

By: Jake Grissom

TAMPA, Fla. – On Friday, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister announced that one of his sergeants, Janak Amin, a 21-year veteran with HCSO, was fired and arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

With most arrests, information about the subject is public record and posted in public files. However, in Florida, there is a rule that allows an arrested law enforcement officer to opt-out of having their mugshot released to the public.

In order to keep their mugshot from being released, officers who are arrested must sign a written request for an exemption and it will be granted in most cases, unlike the general public who doesn’t have this option.

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