Devan Patel, Naples Daily News

Devan Patel

Naples Daily News

Naples, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Devan:

Marco Island City Council approves $100K settlement for woman who had sex with on-duty police

The Marco Island City Council agrees to pay $100,000 to settle any complaints made by a woman tied to its police department's sex-on-duty scandal. → Read More

Collier School Board facing disability discrimination and whistleblower lawsuit

A former assistant principal is suing the Collier County School Board for disability discrimination and whistleblower violations. → Read More

Police officers having sex on duty? It happens more than you think

Florida law enforcement officers accused of having sex on duty have their certifications revoked 20% of the time. → Read More

Temporary impotency given as defense by fired Marco Island officer accused of sex on duty

A decision by an arbitrator is expected this month on whether a former Marco Island police officer will regain his position. → Read More

Former Marco police officer, previously fired for sex on duty, under investigation after traffic stop

A former Marco Island police officer is under investigation after he used a fake department retirement ID during a traffic stop. → Read More

City of Marco Island headed for legal fight after terminating officer for third time

Marco Island police officer John Derrig was fired for a third time. → Read More

North Naples woman accused of killing roommate to undergo competency evaluation

Amanda Cook, a North Naples woman accused of murdering her roommate, Karen Leiti, has been ordered to undergo a competency evaluation. → Read More

Marco Island City Council abhorred by commission's weak action against disgraced former officer

The Marco Island City Council is upset with the light punishment handed down to a former police officer who was found to have had sex on duty. → Read More

Marco officer gets letter in file for starting off-duty scuffle that resulted in broken nose

A Marco Island police officer received a letter of counseling despite instigating a scuffle outside of a Naples bar. → Read More

Lawsuit against former Everglades City mayor who died lives on

The city of Everglades City is attempting to recoup monies from the estate of a former mayor who passed away while facing embezzlement charges. → Read More

Closed-meeting transcript: Employment threats, police lies and the makings of a settlement

A transcript of a closed-session meeting reveals how the Marco Island City Council reached a decision to settle a discrimination lawsuit. → Read More

Customs and Border Protection officer on administrative leave after Naples arrest

A Customs and Border Protection officer arrested in Naples on criminal mischief and assault charges last month is now on administrative leave. → Read More

Jail time recommended for ex-Marco firefighter accused of violating probation

Jail time has been recommended after the latest arrest of a former Marco Island firefighter who was on probation for sending lewd photos to a teen. → Read More

Marco City Council approves settlement with former police records clerk

The city of Marco Island has agreed to settle the civil rights lawsuit brought forth by its former police records clerk. → Read More

Attorney files for mistrial after prosecutors failed to disclose Hendry officer's credibility issues

An attorney has made a motion for a mistrial after prosecutors failed to disclose credibility issues of an officer they called as a witness. → Read More

Hendry County hired Clewiston officers who were never investigated for alleged sex with informant

Hendry County hired Clewiston police officers whom an informant said had sex with her. Clewiston police did not investigate and continued to use the informant. → Read More

Ex-Marco firefighter who received probation for sending teen explicit photos back in jail

The former Marco firefighter who was on probation for sending explicit pictures to a teenager is back in jail after being accused of shoplifting. → Read More

State attorney used Hendry County officer as witness despite him being on a noncredible list

An officer on a Brady List in the 10th Judicial Circuit has testified as a witness in the 20th Judicial Circuit. → Read More

Court records show Marco Island, former police records clerk close to settlement

Court filings show the city of Marco Island is close to settling the discrimination lawsuit being brought forth by its former police records clerk. → Read More

Police officer who had video of FMPD captain went from Brady List to Hendry County Sheriff's Office

After being fired and labeled a 'Brady Cop,' Donald Weathers was hired by the Hendry County Sheriff's Office. → Read More