Then someone mentioned a deputy by name in connection with sex, even though that deputy, Kumiko Carter
, was not among the officers reprimanded for misconduct this year.Carter, 33, a Manatee County deputy for nearly 15 years, filed a lawsuit this week in Bradenton that claims the anonymous writer, "Jane Doe," damaged her name with a message that "disregarded the truth."
The statements about sex unfairly brought Carter
into "public scandal and disgrace," according to the lawsuit.
Carter's attorney -- who happens to be her
husband -- is now on a mission to find the person, or people, who posted messages Feb. 11 and 18.
...Kumiko Carter, a member of the sheriff's selective enforcement division, could not be reached for comment.