The following statement was issued today by Police Captain David S. Baer of the Marco Island Police Department:
On 9/16/19 Marco Island Police Officer John Derrig was placed on Administrative Leave (with pay) pending the outcome of an internal investigation. The subject matter, reason(s) and action(s) taken by the agency associated with this investigation is, by law and procedure, confidential and exempt from public records laws, until the case is closed. The Department is actively investigating and will release more detailed information as soon as legally possible. No further information will be released by the Police Department or City at this time.
Coastal Breeze News will update this story as further information becomes available.