FDLE Announces Additional Charges against Former Windermere Police Chief


Today the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Orlando Regional Operations Center announced that six new felony charges were filed against former Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor, 44, of Sanford, Fla.  The new charges are: bribery of a public servant, giving of unlawful compensation for official behavior, two counts of official misconduct, solicitation to commit official misconduct and solicitation to tamper with evidence.
Today’s charges are related to an amended filing of the original charges and will not result in a re-arrest of Saylor.
FDLE began investigating Saylor in July 2010 after receiving information that Chief Saylor terminated an investigation by his department into the sexual battery of a child to keep a friend from going to jail. The sexual battery was alleged to have been committed by Chief Saylor’s friend, Scott  Frederick Bush, 50, of Windermere, Fla. FDLE worked with the Department of Children and Family Services and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to confirm the initial allegations.

According to FDLE agents, Saylor utilized his position as chief to hinder FDLE’s investigation of the sexual battery allegations against Scott Frederick Bush. Saylor offered incentives to members of his department to influence them to provide untruthful testimony to FDLE and destroy material evidence.
The Office of State Attorney Lawson Lamar, 9th Judicial Circuit, will prosecute the cases. The investigation is continuing.
For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith, Keith Kameg or Kristi Gordon
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001