The commission issued the following press release regarding their investigation;
“No probable cause was found to believe that Marco Island Chief of Police ALFRED SCHETTINO misused his position to direct officers to issue reports, citations, or Notices to Appear to a rental property tenant regarding a complaint filed by a City Councilmember who had alleged that the tenant had violated the City noise ordinance. State of Florida Commission on Ethics Press Release September 14, 2016. The Commission also found no probable cause to believe that he misused his position to alter or destroy police records related to the matter.”
“No one likes to have their integrity called into question, but I am thankful that the Commission has cleared me of any wrong doing,” said Schettino late Thursday afternoon.
A separate complaint was lodged against Councilman Batte in July of 2015 and the Commission has yet to rule on that issue.