The news is out: [Michael Riley Jr., became a Florida Department of Corrections officer in 2019, one month after Christopher Howell became a Corrections inmate at Lake Correctional Institution. Howell was scheduled to do three years, at the most.
Now, Howell is dead from a June 18 beating, and Riley is looking at a prison sentence much longer than three years if he’s convicted of a second-degree murder charge.
Riley’s Monday arrest by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was announced Tuesday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Online records say the 27-year-old Riley was released Tuesday after posting $50,000 bond.
The Florida Department of Corrections said Riley, who had been on administrative leave after Howell died June 19, was fired after his arrest.]
Public servants out of control because they don’t know they are hired help.