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Harvey Ayers

This website has been prepared in order to show the sordid history of Harvey Ayers, Sarasota County Code Enforcement Officer, that has been terrorizing, abusing, lying and treating citizens and contractors with bogus citations, fueled by his three superiors Robert Lepley, Guy McCauley and the building official Kathleen Croteau. There are many other victims found, with more to come.

Harvey Ayers ( has a long history of citizen abuse that spans two decades and is still going on and with the blessing of Sarasota County.

Harvey Ayers was interviewed, and chosen from a pool of 8 candidates, however, even after Sarasota County human resources and Robert Lepley, Guy McCauley and the building official Kathleen Croteau contacted the City of Punta Gorda and knew about his foul and sordid history they still hired him. Public records obtained from Sarasota County human resources show that Sarasota County was fully aware of what they were hiring and instead of choosing a person with morals and someone without a history of sexual abuse, sex while on duty, investigated for Sexual Assault, civil rights violations, and so many other despicable things on the record, they chose to hire him anyhow, thus exposing citizens of Sarasota County to abuse.


FDLE - Florida Department of Law Enforcement Global Profile Report states about
Harvey Ayers: “NO MORAL CHARACTER” FDLE Harvey Ayers
See the next page down on the left to see the actual documents obtained through public record requests.

City of Punta Gorda Police Department records show Professional standards Investigation of
Harvey Ayers for Sexual Relations while on Duty and allegations of false and wrongful arrest, endangerment, defamation of character, lying on arrest reports, physical harm and disrespect.

In 2/8/96
Harvey Ayers Pleaded Guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident with damage.
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From 1998 until 2003 Harvey Ayers was a sworn Desoto County Sheriff’s Deputy. Public Records obtained from that agency revealed:

Harvey Ayers was investigated for Sexual Assault and lewd behavior with a female student attending a domestic violence class where Harvey Ayers was the instructor; accused Ayers of forcing himself on her and masturbating and then ejaculating in his hand. “Reported to Sheriff… she was sexually battered by Deputy Ayers

Harvey Ayers was reprimanded and ultimately suspended for losing his police issued .45 caliber firearm; while Ayers was on duty.

Harvey Ayers was investigated for the shooting death of a citizen and was later sued for wrongful death.
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Harvey Ayers was reprimanded for permitting a County employee to drive home while intoxicated.

Harvey Ayers was accused of police brutality.

Harvey Ayers was disciplined for causing boldly harm to a citizen due to his negligence and carelessness.

Harvey Ayers resigned from Desoto County Sheriff’s Office on April 04, 2003.
From 2003 until 2012 Harvey Ayers found employment as a sworn Punta Gorda Police Officer and Detective. Public records obtained from the Punta Gorda Police Department reveal that Harvey Ayers was the subject of nearly 40 Internal Affairs Investigations:

Harvey Ayers was found to be untruthful in at least three sustained violations for attempting to cover up his misconduct and allowing a civilian observer ride along to yield a firearm while participating in the search of a school and a vehicle, placing citizens, other officers and the observer in life threatening danger.
Harvey Ayers was reprimanded for conduct unbecoming of a Punta Gorda Police Officer for engaging in a Sexual Activity while on duty.

Harvey Ayers while on duty, allowed prisoner to escape due to his negligence, placing the community in danger.

Harvey Ayers; while laughing in the presence of witnesses, referred to a young mentally challenged boy as a “RETARD”, then attempted to defend and diminish his behavior.

Harvey Ayers abused his authority by intimidating and coercing a citizen into destroying property that was not illegal.

Harvey Ayers intimidated a disabled veteran into allowing Ayers to perform an illegal search where no evidence that a crime had ever been committed.

Harvey Ayers was reprimanded for watching pornographic videos with a female co-worker, while on duty in a police cruiser.

Harvey Ayers conducted an illegal search and seizure resulting in the State Attorney’s Office dropping drug charges on a suspect.

Harvey Ayers illegally frisked a female civilian driver without her consent.

Harvey Ayers mishandled seized narcotics.
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Harvey Ayers was investigated for illegal search and seizure and harassment of an African American female.

Harvey Ayers was required to attend a mandatory course in Bias and Base Profiling.

In August 2012,after many lengthy investigations of Harvey Ayers by Punta Gorda Chief of Police Albert Arenal fired Harvey Ayers after a lengthy investigation into Ayer’s misconduct; including lying and being untruthful, which attracted local media attention; Fox Channel 4 News, NBC News and the Sarasota Herald Tribune and others.

Harvey Ayers was sued on at least 5 occasions in Federal and State Courts for violations of citizen’s civil rights:

            Unbelievably, Harvey Ayers then brought his abusive, reckless, untruthful, harassing, bullying and intimidating tactics to Sarasota County, where he was hired as a code enforcement officer. Public records obtained from Sarasota County employment record reveal the following:
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            Harvey Ayers purposefully mislead relevant information pertinent to his termination from the City of Punta Gorda Police Department on his Sarasota County application for employment. Contained in this packet and also his employment file.

            Harvey Ayers lied on his Sarasota County job application as to whether he had a traffic ticket in the past 5 years.

            Sarasota County employment records indicate that officials obtained records from the Punta Gorda Police Department, thus, were aware of his sordid and dishonest history from public records they obtained, yet still hired Harvey Ayers from a pool of 8 candidates, even after they were fully aware of his lying and poor character.

            Harvey Ayers upon being hired by Sarasota County, was required to sign the Ethics/Oath stating he would be truthful in his capacity with Sarasota County.

            Harvey Ayers violated his ethical agreement as a Sarasota County employee: On December 15, 2017 at an Administrative Hearing in front of a Special Magistrate.
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            Harvey Ayers lied and committed the crime of Perjury twice while under oath:

            In a recent Administrative hearing and Under Oath, Harvey Ayers was questioned.

            Sarasota County’s Oath is based on the Florida Statute 90.605 “Do you swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that the evidence and testimony you are about to present is truthful?”

            “Q: Does your position with Sarasota County Enforcement require honesty and integrity?

            “A: (
            Harvey Ayers) “Yes”.

            “Q: In your years of public service; you are in a public service position right now am I correct? Have you ever been found to be dishonest?

            “A: (Harvey Ayers) Pause…, “NO Sir!”.

            Contractor: “Special Magistrate Meg Wittmer, I have substantial evidence that Mr. Harvey Ayers has told another untruthfulness or a lie whatever you want to call it.

            I believe that the credibility of the witness is in question here and now I have two objections to
            Mr. Ayers’ credibility, he has just lied and said he has never been dishonest.

            The integrity of these proceedings and swearing under oath is vital to a proper defense, a proper prosecution of Sarasota County and when a witness makes a comment that he has never been dishonest which is now on the records and I have this
            (referring to a large stack of public records and investigations into Harvey Ayers history) from the City of Punta Gorda, where he was found to be untruthful after more than 40 Internal Affairs Investigations, plus, plus, plus…”

            “A: (Harvey Ayers) I have no problem answering any questions Your Honor, I can maybe clear this up”.

            “A: (Harvey Ayers) Yes, Your Honor, I have not been dishonest, I have not ever been accused of or found to be perjured or false statements in my entire career in law enforcement or in code enforcement, I was ultimately terminated from the Punta Gorda Police Department yes, I did, but not for lying or for perjury or for false statements…they were policy violations… I have never been untruthful, I have no reason to lie and I am not going to lie today and I am going to be completely upfront and honest”. (See audio online at
            Harvey Ayers was found to be untruthful

            Learn more, download documents and hear the actual audio at:, also see Meg Wittmer’s web site, the special magistrate that committed ex-parte communications with the County attorney, who hears Harvey Ayers’ cases and always sides with County at The system is corrupt and broken and needs to change!

            All documents contained herein have been obtained from legal Florida Public Records Requests under The Freedom of information Act and Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes; from Desoto County Sheriff’s Office, City of Punta Gorda Police Department and also from the Sarasota County Government employee records for Harvey John Ayers that reveals that Sarasota County was fully aware of his sordid past prior to him being hired (much of these documents are in his employment file) by Sarasota County, yet they still hired Harvey Ayers.
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