“HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – Police have accused detention Deputy Cody Marrone, a 21-year-old corrections officer, of punishing his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son by repeatedly burning his genitals with a hair dryer.
Meghan Sherron said it was routine for her to leave for work while her longtime, live-in boyfriend would take him to daycare. But last Friday, Marrone called her at work to inform her that her son’s genitals were swollen.
She had Marrone come to her work so she could see what he was talking about and found that her son’s genitals were swollen to the size of a softball. She also noticed burn marks to his thigh, buttocks and chest.
“When I saw the marks on his behind, I thought, that looks like my blow dryer,” she said. When she asked Marrone what the hell happened to her kid’s junk, he went through several different stories including; he woke up and found him that way, he blacked out and doesn’t remember, and that he simply snapped.
The boy was rushed to Tampa General Hospital where doctors would find the boy was suffering from second-degree burns. They called the Department of Children and Families who also notified police.”
From The dreamin’ demon: http://www.dreamindemon.com/2014/01/27/cody-marrone-accused-punishing-toddler-blow-dryer/
This guy is a special kind of sick and it goes to show the mentality of the people who occupy these positions. Ask yourself this question : What was it that drew him to law enforcement in the first place and specifically to being a corrections officer?
The type of personality that enjoys power and control is the same type of personality that is drawn to law enforcement.
According to the purple berets, a California women’s advocacy group,
“Domestic violence is 2 to 4 times more common in police families than in the general population. In two separate studies, 40% of police officers self-report that they have used violence against their domestic partners within the last year. In the general population, it’s estimated that domestic violence occurs in about 10% of families”
It is a dangerous mix to take a type of personality that is more prone to abuse and put that person in a position of power.
Hernando county has a long history of Deputies being arrested for abusing their position and power and being outright liars, victimizers and thieves.
Nothing will change though until all of the current, long time deputies are replaced and the culture of corruption comes to an end.