Orange County Deputy, Who Failed To Adequately Follow Up On The Meter Reader’s Tip, Has Been Taken Off Patrol And Put On Desk Duty.
An Orange County deputy, who responded to an August call from a meter reader in the area where Caylee Anthony’s remains were later found, was removed from patrols Thursday and put on desk duty.
Deputy Richard Cain went to the area on August 13, where Caylee’s remains were eventually found, but didn’t find anything.
Roy Kronk, who called in the tip (listen to that call), said Deputy Cain was rude and didn’t really investigate the scene (watch Kronk’s GMA interview). A sheriff’s office document shows Cain spent 25 minutes at the scene (read sheriff’s document).
In December, Kronk found Caylee’s remains at that same location.
Cain is now under investigation and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said he can’t represent himself as a deputy or take law enforcement action either on or off duty. He must also surrender his agency-issued sworn credentials and agency-issued equipment, including his ID cards, badges, vehicle, radio and firearm.
Cain has been with the agency since June of 2006.