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FDLE investigator recommended charge of aggravated child abuse against Shores officers

Daytona Beach News-Journal by Mark Harper, July 21, 2023

Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigator found cause to charge two Daytona Beach Shores police officers with aggravated child abuse, a first-degree felony after they jailed their 3½-year-old son for a potty-training lesson, newly released documents show.

The State Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute Lt. Michael Schoenbrod and Sgt. Jessica Long, pointing to a Department of Children & Families determination that there was “no impending danger” to the boy and no need for departmental services or intervention.

The new details are contained in records provided to The News-Journal Friday by the State Attorney’s Office following a public records request and a judge’s ruling on Monday that made the FDLE report and other filings public.

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