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