No charges against deputies linked to prostitute

No charges against deputies linked to prostitute

VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't bring charges against two Brevard County deputies linked to a prostitute who was at the center of another deputy's shooting.

State Attorney Phil Archer said Tuesday that former deputies Raymond Sutherland and Larry Blair had revealed incriminating evidence but that the evidence wouldn't be admissible at trial. Archer says that is largely because Mary Derossett isn't cooperating.

Derossett was arrested in August on prostitution charges following an undercover operation that almost turned deadly.

Another Brevard County Sheriff's Office deputy, John "Casey" Smith, was working undercover when he was ambushed while trying to serve a warrant at the house where Derossett was conducting business. He was shot in the abdomen.

Derossett's uncle, John Derossett, was charged with the shooting.

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