FDLE offers $5,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction

 For Immediate Release

May 4, 2012
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) who vandalized the personal vehicle of an FDLE agent. 

“FDLE agents protect our state and we will not tolerate threats for doing our jobs,” said FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey.  “We will do everything within our authority and power to protect our agents and their families.”
Tires were slashed on the personal vehicle of Orlando Assistant Special Agent in Charge Danny Banks while it was parked at his home on Thursday.  The front page of the FDLE Interstate 75 crash report was stuffed under the windshield wiper with cross-hairs penciled over the printed FDLE badge.  Assistant Special Agent in Charge Banks was the lead investigator on the I-75/Paynes Prairie investigation into events leading up to the fatal January crashes.
“The Florida Highway Patrol is aware of the incident, and we will provide FDLE investigators with any information they need to determine who is at fault,” said FHP Director Col. David Brierton.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with local law enforcement, is investigating the incident.  If you have information about this crime, please contact 1-877-FLA-WANTED (877-352-9268) or e-mail