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Potential fallout from Floyd conviction
CRESTVIEW -- There is potentially more fallout surrounding the racketeering trial and conviction of a former Crestview police officer.
Joseph Floyd was convicted of racketeering last week.
Floyd faced a long list of accusations.
Including making false official statements, tampering with witnesses and tampering with evidence.
Floyd arrested many people during his five year reign and many say they were falsely accused and arrested.
During then early two week long trail witness after witness testified Floyd lied about charges against them.
Michael Barnes a member of the African American Community Leaders Alliance called for an investigation into some of those cases calling Floyd a cancer to the community.
"It's unfortunate that this cancer for approximately five years may have unjustly effected some of our citizens by falsely accusing them of charging them with crimes they may not have committed," said Barnes.
State Attorney Bill Eddins says his office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have already investigated many of those cases.
" We refused to prosecute several of those cases early on before any investigation was undertaken we examined those cases individually," said Eddins.
Eddins and Crestview Police Chief Tony Taylor say they are open to listen or investigate any ones case who feels they may have been falsely accused.
"We certainty are aware that there might be something out there that hasn't been brought forward or that we've overlooked. He and I are willing to evaluate anything or any complaint that anyone has," said Eddins.
All those who testified were give immunity for their testimony. But one former Crestview officer Tim White was charged with tampering with evidence.
Floyds sentencing trial will be October 2nd and the state plans to push for the maximum of 30 years in jail.
During the FDLE investigation, former Police Chief Brian Mitchell was charged with official misconduct.
Eddins says Mitchell's trial will begin in the next several months they could call Joseph Floyd to testify, but they don't plan on cutting any deals.