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Dozier Permit Probe by Marianna Police Department Closed

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The Marianna Police Department will not be conducting a criminal investigation into recent research at the former Dozier School for Boys.

Baggett met with State Attorney Glenn Hess Tuesday afternoon and turned everything over to his agency for review.

Baggett says his agency was looking into the matter at the request of Dale Cox, a Jackson County Historian. Baggett says Cox feels USF over stepped the boundary of their archaeological permit and may have violated Florida Statutes.

Baggett says he's obtained a copy of the permit and spoken with the Bureau of Archeological Research (BAR). Baggett says BAR representatives tell him there was nothing done that was out of the scope of the permit.

The research findings prompted a new probe by the State Attorney General that will include exhumation of graves by the medical examiner. USF declined to comment at this juncture.