record with the agency bears no hint that personal problems had previously affected the way she
job.DiSavino, who officials said was experiencing personal problems when she stabbed herself in the stomach on Sunday and then made up a story that she was attacked, was promoted to sergeant in July 2006.She
joined the agency in October 2000, after brief stints as a department store security guard and then a police officer and dispatcher with the Haledon Police Department
in New Jersey.During that time she also completed her bachelor's degree at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.
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Should BSO Sergeant Lisa DiSavino
be charged for filing a false police report?
Some superiors wrote in the evaluations that DiSavino
had the potential to emerge as a strong leader in one of the nation's largest sheriff's offices.
Then, on Wednesday, officials announced that the attack on DiSavino
that spawned a massive manhunt was faked.DiSavino
stabbed herself, they said.
Officials have opted to not pursue criminal charges against DiSavino
, who is on paid administrative leave while the internal affairs investigation is open, Cohen said.
According to agency records, the case appears to mark the first time in her
career with the Sheriff's Office
, most recently assigned to the Tamarac district, has been the subject of an internal affairs inquiry.She
police radio to call for help about 1:45 a.m. Sunday.A deputy found her
lying in the grass near a bus stop bench along Commercial Boulevard in Tamarac, according to a Sheriff's Office report of the incident.
...As paramedics took DiSavino to Broward General Medical Center, deputies and police from nearby agencies echoed "not again" as they rushed to search for a suspect in what they thought was yet another act of violence targeting a South Florida law enforcement officer.