Deputy Termination

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Professional Standards Bureau
- Administrative Investigation Division
Patrol Operations Bureau

Deputy Brian C. Britt
Age: 45
Date of Hire: 08/07/2000
Termination Date: 10/16/2017

A patrol deputy is terminated for sustained inappropriate conduct while on and off duty.

The incident occurred between December 31, 2016, and January 10, 2017.

The deputy was terminated on October 16, 2017.

The incident occurred at various locations in Pinellas County and Pasco County.

A patrol deputy is terminated for sustained inappropriate conduct while on and off duty.

According to Administrative Investigation Division investigators, on December 31, 2016, Deputy Brian Britt responded to a dispatched call to a private residence in the City of Oldsmar in an attempt to locate a wanted 18-year-old female for the charge of domestic battery.

Upon Deputy Britt’s arrival to the residence, he located the female whom was reported to have only been wearing a towel. Deputy Britt followed the female into the home and allowed her to retrieve her identification and get dressed in the bathroom. While in the bathroom there was a second female “naked” in the shower. The 18-year-old female was taken into custody.

While at a separate location and waiting for the arrival of the jail transport van. Deputy Britt was reported to have removed the 18-year-old female’s handcuffs and had an inappropriate flirtatious conversation. Deputy Britt was reported to have inquired about visiting the two females at a local adult nightclub where she worked.

Deputy Britt continued to have inappropriate contact with the 18-year-old female including using his department-issued phone to send flirtatious text messages and set up a later visit with the two females at his private residence. Deputy Britt offered money as an incentive for the visit. While at the home, investigators say Britt’s 11-year-old daughter was reported to be at home sleeping in the other room

As a result of the administrative investigation, Deputy Britt was terminated effective October 16, 2017.

On, October 16, 2017, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri held a press conference at the Sheriff’s Administration Building announcing Britt termination.

Video of the press conference can be viewed here:


Posted by Monday, October 16, 2017 6:29:00 PM Categories: General News

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