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JSO Officer Admits Affair, Out-of-Town Trips in Squad Car with Mistress

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --A JSO officer was the target of an internal affairs investigation that started with a complaint from a woman having an affair with the married man.

A internal affairs report, just released to First Coast News Tuesday, said an investigation began in January of this year.

In it, both Kelly Brown and Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer Daniel P. Johnson admit to a six-year affair that ended last December.

We went to Brown's home.  She did not want to talk on camera but told First Coast News she filed the complaint because she was concerned a restraining order against her, filed by Johnson's wife, would jeopardize her career with Jacksonville Fire and Rescue.

First Coast News checked with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.  Spokesperson Tom Francis said Kelly Brown is NOT employed by them in any capacity nor has she been an employee of JFRD.

In the internal affairs report, Brown claims she rode with Johnson in his patrol car as a civilian observer "many times" and that they would have sex during the ride-along. According to the report, that charge, as well as others involving sex while Brown was on duty, were not sustained because of insufficient evidence.

According to the report, Johnson told investigators he did visit Brown in between calls and while on meal break, but claimed he did not have sex with her. He also said the allegations are quote "just a way to hurt me."

However, allegations Johnson drove a squad car to Crescent Beach for a weekend vacation with Brown were sustained. Johnson admitted he did this twice.

He also admitted to using a JSO database twice to look up information on Brown's new boyfriend, a JFRD firefighter. Johnson also admitted writing a ticket for Brown to use as an excuse for being late to work.

Brown told First Coast News she's upset Johnson was allowed to keep his job.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed Johnson is still employed but could not immediately provide us with the disciplinary action taken against him.

We tried, but could not reach Johnson for comment.

First Coast News

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