"We are working closely with the Tampa Police Department reviewing pending cases in which Eric Houston was involved in some capacity. We will evaluate each case individually to determine whether Houston’s testimony is required in order to proceed with prosecution. Because it is common practice in law enforcement to have more than one investigator work each aspect of a homicide or other violent crime investigation, in most cases another law enforcement officer will be able to testify instead of Officer Houston. For cases in which Officer Houston is an essential witness, we will determine how to proceed on a case-by-case basis.
We will have no further comment at this time."