Needelman Mugshot Unavailable Due To Florida Statute
By Space Coast Daily // August 19, 2013
needelman former Marine Patrol officer
ABOVE VIDEO: State Attorney Phil Archer explains the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Investigation and arrest of Mitch Needelman on charges of bribery.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Since Mitch Needelman’s arrest last Thursday, we have received numerous inquiries why we have not published his “mugshot” after he was booked into the Brevard County jail.
The former Brevard County Clerk of Court, Marine Patrolman and Florida state representative, was arrested on charges of bribery, bid tampering and official misconduct.
Because Needelman is a former Marine Patrol officer, his photo cannot be release per Florida Statute 119.071 (4) (D) 2a, which reads:
The home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former sworn or civilian law enforcement personnel, including correctional and correctional probation officers, personnel of the Department of Children and Family Services whose duties include the investigation of abuse, neglect, exploitation, fraud, theft, or other criminal activities, personnel of the Department of Health whose duties are to support the investigation of child abuse or neglect, and personnel of the Department of Revenue or local governments whose responsibilities include revenue collection and enforcement or child support enforcement; the home addresses, telephone numbers, social security 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 are exempt from s. 119.07(1).