Key West cop put on leave as state child welfare investigators launch probe

January 8, 2014 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the state Department of Children and Families are investigating the circumstances that led to a Key West Police Department school resource officer being placed on paid administrative leave.

Aside from confirming the investigation, authorities would provide no other details.

FDLE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger would say only that her office is working an "ongoing investigation" in conjunction with DCF based on a referral from Key West police.

Arroyo is the school resources officer at Key West High School. Police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said Arroyo was put on paid leave Dec. 17. He earns $49,036 per year.

Crean said Arroyo was hired in 1999, then resigned in April 2011. He was rehired in December that same year.

Arroyo's personnel file doesn't include any reprimands. In 2000, he was recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for "exceptional service in the public interest" and in 2006 he was named officer of the quarter, Crean said.

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