An ethics complaint filed against Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley in January 2012 has been dismissed.


An ethics complaint filed against Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley in January 2012 has been dismissed.



The complaint, filed by Niceville resident Zeb Watts, claimed Ashley had one Sheriff’s Office employee, Angel DeJesus, do work at his house while on the department’s clock and hired another man, Arnold Brown, to help because he was related to a Sheriff’s Office employee.



“The complainant (Watts) had no evidence that respondent (Ashley) used his position to coerce DeJesus or Arnold to perform the work,” an Ethics Commission investigator reported, and dismissed all allegations.