FDLE and State Attorney Jeff Ashton announce the arrest of former Police Chief Dan Saylor

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FDLE and State Attorney Jeff Ashton announce the arrest of former Police Chief Dan Saylor

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Orlando Regional Operations Center arrested former Windermere Police Chief Daniel Anthony Saylor Jr., 46, of Sanford, Fla., on one count of perjury for allegedly providing false testimony during the sexual battery trial of Scott Bush.

Saylor was arrested without incident today at the state probation office in Casselberry, Fla. and booked into the Seminole County Jail without bond.

This is the second time Saylor has been arrested in connection with this case. He was first arrested in Jan. 2011 for one count of giving unlawful compensation for official behavior, and one count of official misconduct. The charges stem from a 2010 FDLE investigation alleging Saylor terminated an investigation by his department into the sexual battery of a child to keep a friend from going to jail. The sexual battery was alleged to have been committed by Scott Frederick Bush of Windermere, Fla. Bush was subsequently arrested by FDLE and convicted of sexual battery on a person less than 12 years of age and lewd and lascivious acts upon a minor.

The Office of State Attorney Jeffrey Ashton, 9th Judicial Circuit, obtained transcripts of Mr. Saylor’s testimony and provided those transcripts to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement with the request that FDLE investigate suspected false statements. That investigation led to these new charges. State Attorney Ashton will also submit this information to the Department of Corrections for the filing of an allegation of violation of Mr. Saylor’s probation.

State Attorney Ashton stresses that witness oaths must have real meaning if the criminal justice system is to function and achieve just results. “Provable perjury cases will be filed by this office and pursued with vigor,” the State Attorney said. “Should Mr. Saylor be convicted in this case, we will be seeking a sentence of imprisonment from the court as a warning to all that perjury will not be tolerated by this office.”

For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001


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