Select Page

BSO Detective Arrested For Extortion

by | May 10, 2023 | Fort Lauderdale Arrests | 0 comments

Breaking News Updates

Stay Informed. Support Local Journalism. 

Get breaking news alerts by following Boca Post on social media.

Detective Demetrious Campbell Arrested

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (Boca Post) (Copyright © 2023) — A BSO detective was arrested for extortion and investigators say he has been closing cases as unsolved without pursuing leads.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office tells Boca Post that they have arrested one of their own on Tuesday. Detective Demetrious Campbell, a SVU detective and 21-year veteran of the department is in jail this morning.

Investigators say that Campbell is charged with 9 counts of official misconduct and 1 count of extortion. This is after Campbell’s supervisors started looking into his performance following claims that a sexual battery case was not being investigated. A victim came forward and told Campbell’s supervisors that Campbell would not investigate her case. Campbell said that she was uncooperative and did not want to consent to an exam. The victim said that is simply not true.

Authorities started looking closer into Campbell’s cases. Of the 99 sex crime and abuse cases from October 2021 to March 2023, Campbell closed 41 of them as “unfounded”. As detectives continue to investigate Campbell’s closed cases, they report discovering many discrepancies. Investigators say that one of the victims even said that Campbell threatened to have her deported if she pursued charges against her attacker.

“Sex offenses are such heinous crimes to recover from because of the emotional and sometimes physical scars endured by victims that last for many years,” Sheriff Gregory Tony said. “I expect all BSO employees to serve with virtuous character and integrity. Failure to fully investigate such serious crimes is reprehensible and downright disgraceful. The public can rest assured all unfounded SVU cases investigated by Campbell will be reopened and thoroughly reviewed. Victims of any crime have a right to have their cases fully investigated and their violators arrested.”

Demetrious Campbell was arrested and is in BSO custody while facing the following charges:

  • 1 count of EXTORTION/THREATS per FSS 836.05


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More News

Sheriff Gregory Tony News Conference

At 2:30 p.m. today (Thursday, June 20), Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony will host a news conference with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Jared Moskowitz regarding federal funding awarded to the Broward Sheriff’s Office for the agency’s Real Time...
Bso Missing Persons Detectives Search For Missing 55-Year-Old - Boca Post

Bso Missing Persons Detectives Search For Missing 55-Year-Old

The Broward Sheriff's Office's Missing Persons Unit is seeking the public's assistance in finding a 55 year old man named Jean Claude Beauvil. He was last seen on June 11th at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. Beauvil is described as being around 5 feet...
Detectives Search For Driver Who Crashed Into Bicyclist, Offered Aid, Then Fled - Boca Post

Detectives Search For Driver Who Crashed Into Bicyclist, Offered Aid, Then Fled

Detectives are currently looking for the driver who collided with a bicyclist, offered help and then left the scene without providing further assistance. The incident occurred on Friday, May 31st, around 9 p.m. In Fort Lauderdale's 4500 block of South Federal Highway....
Go With The Flow Of Traffic: Bso Scooter Safety Tips - Boca Post

Go With The Flow Of Traffic: Bso Scooter Safety Tips

RIDE SAFELY ON YOUR SCOOTER; BSO SHARES SCOOTER SAFETY TIPS Reference Number; 24 6 24 Date; June 17, 2024 As stand up scooters gain popularity, it's crucial to understand road regulations for a safe ride. While laws may differ among cities, Broward Sheriff’s Office...

Missing 78-Year-Old Woman Located

78 year old woman who was reported missing has been found, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Missing Persons Unit announced. Maria Miranda Silva was located safely on Friday evening, June 14, after she went missing earlier that day in Tamarac. She has since been reunited...