Palm Beach Deputy Arrested For Threatening Witness, Tampering With Evidence

Lt. Dean Johnson

PBSO Lt. Dean Thomas Johnson | Booking Photo

WEST PALM BEACH, FL ( — Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Lieutenant Dean Thomas Johnson is himself in trouble or allegedly tampering with a witness, attempting to tamper evidence, and disclosing confidential information. He faces up to 15 years in prison.

According the State Attorney’s office, Johnson revealed the facts of an ongoing, confidential investigation to another Deputy, and then urged that Deputy to to destroy evidence and “give false or evasive statements to investigators.”

The official Probable Cause Affidavit can be read by clicking here.

He has been released on his own recognizance. Although it is in the public record, we are not publishing Lt. Thomas’ home city or address.


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