Investigative Documents

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The City of Punta Gorda has received a series of investigative materials from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The following documents are part of that information; the police department will continue reviewing remaining records for any necessary exemptions and will make them available as soon as possible.

As many of you know, we received a number of files from the State Attorney's office a few weeks ago (March 3), containing information from the FDLE investigation. The records were confidential until the defense attorneys received them, which happened last week (March 8), making most of the documents public. We strictly honored the confidentiality requirements and waited a full week after the records became public to consider publication.

We are required by law to make public records available upon request. Our commitment throughout this process is transparency and to share the information we have when it is appropriate to do so.

Some of the photos are graphic in nature and will not be posted on this website. They are public record and will be made available upon request. To request copies of these images, please contact the City's spokesperson, Sandi Poreda, at 850-766-1906 or

Exemptions applied to these records are defined as:

Law enforcement and correctional personnel
a. Scope of exemption: Active or former sworn or civilian law enforcement personnel, including correctional and correctional probation officers
b. Information exempted: Home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and photographs
c. Family information exempted: Names, home addresses, telephone numbers, photographs, dates of birth, and places of employment of the spouses and children of such personnel; and the names and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by the children of such personnel
d. Statutory reference: Section 119.071(4)(d)2.a., F.S.

Section 119.071(2)(e), F.S., exempts from disclosure any information revealing the substance of a confession by a person arrested until such time as the case is finally determined by adjudication, dismissal, or other final disposition.

With limited exceptions, s. 401.30(4), F.S., provides, in relevant part, that “[r]ecords of emergency calls which contain patient examination or treatment information are confidential and exempt from the provisions of s. 119.07(1) and may not be disclosed without the consent of the person to whom they pertain.” Such records may be released only in certain circumstances and only to the persons and entities specified in the statute. AGO 86-97.

FDLE Investigative Documents Part A
FDLE Investigative Documents Part B
FDLE Investigative Documents Part C

Attendee Transcripts
Fire Transcripts
EMS Transcripts
PGPD Transcripts
CCSO Transcripts

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CCSO Gun Range Photos
Attendee Photos Part A
Attendee Photos Part B
Attendee Photos Part C
PGPD Scene Photos
Charlotte Sun Photos Part 1
Charlotte Sun Photos Part 2
Charlotte Sun Photos Part 3
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