The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office is coming under fire for promoting a deputy that’s been the subject of a dozen internal affairs investigations since 1998.
Dan Tutko has been involved in four traffic crashes in a patrol vehicle over the past two decades.
Other investigations cited him for failure to notify parents after the arrest of a child, failing to enter seized license plates into property, and making an inappropriate comment.
He has also been suspended three times and been on probation once.
The Herald-Tribune reached out to Tutko and the sheriff’s office for comment, but no call was returned.