Lt. Lott from an April 2009 Interview
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville police officer is no longer in jail following his arrest this morning on theft charges.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Lt. Reginald Lott, 44, was released this afternoon around 1 p.m. after being arrested this morning on charges of grand theft and organized fraud.
His next court date is 9 a.m. Thursday.
JSO undersheriff Frank Mackesy says he took more than $50,000 from the Brotherhood of Police Officers while serving as Treasurer. He used it for his personal use.
"He spent the money at a couple of high end retailers, and college tuition for a member of the family," said Mackesy.
"We won't have a guy like that working here. We will have men and women of character and will investigate any time we hear of wrongdoing. If it results in one going to jail, and retiring under a cloud of betrayal, so be it," said Mackesy.
He said it really hurt a group that is admired for helping others while doing charity work. " It was over half their assets, and will impact their ability to help others because of Mr. Lott."
Lott retired rather than be fired by the Sheriff. He will still be able to receive his pension. Lott's salary was approximately $89,000 per year.
First Coast News