Cop suspected of making porn video
Florida - An internal investigation is under way after a pornographic tape surfaced that includes a Lee County sheriff's deputy. Some managers at the sheriff's office knew about the videotape, but rehired her anyways.
Documents involved in the case were obtained from the Cape Coral Police Department, where Gina Wisely applied to become a police officer earlier this year. When personnel looked into her past, they found reasons not to hire her. That evidence came from the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
The videotape, which is too graphic to show, portrays women flashing and fondling themselves on the streets of Key West during Fantasy Fest.
Corporal Gina Wiseley is seen in clear view participating.
The sheriff's office confirms her husband Corporal Kendall Wiseley and Corporal Charles Pakulis are in the background.
According to Gina Wiseley's personnel file, she has an excellent record spanning ten years with the sheriff's office. But last May, Sheriff Rodney Shoap fired her for hitting golf balls in her office, even after she was told to stop.
Wiseley sued the sheriff's office. Fearing they would lose the lawsuit, Sheriff Mike Scott gave her job back, along with $15,000 in back pay.
The sheriff was about the video: When you hired Gina Wiseley in April, did you know she was in a pornographic video?
The sherrif responded "Absolutely not."
When asked if he had ever heard a rumor about the tape, he replied "We had no indication up to receiving the video she was in the video."
While the sheriff may have not known about the tape, there is evidence others in the department did. In January, Gina Wiseley applied for a job at the Cape Coral Police Department, but didn't get the job based on a memo.
In an interview, Captian Levins of the Lee County Sheriff's Office told Cape Coral personnel that, "Based on information that has surfaced (a video of Wiseley) their department will not rehire her."
The document was dated February 7, 2005, which means the sheriff's office knew about the tape two months before rehiring her.
"Anybody that we hire goes through a screening process to include a polygraph and other questioning. And I can tell you through the entire process we had no evidence of any inappropriate behavior, any illegal behavior," said Scott.
In a memo obtained late Wednesday, Captain Levins retracted his statements saying he only heard rumors but never actually saw the tape.
"Captain Levins stated that at no time did he have a video of Ms. Wiseley. He said that he heard rumors that a video existed, but he never actually saw it. He also said that his comment relative to Ms. Wiseley's future employment with the sheriff's office was misunderstood. Captain Levins said that he does not determine who is re-hired or not re-hired, as this is determined by a Sheriff's Office hiring board."
The memo shows the department knew about a tape weeks before the sheriff's office rehired her.
"If there is a rumor and that rumor is disproved through the application process, it's still a rumor. In fact it's a rumor that's disproved," said Scott.
An internal investigation is expected to wrap up this Friday. Scott will make the results of the investigation public.
Video can be found at the following link: http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readar...id=3380&z=3&p=