Fla. police chief accused of misconduct posts bond

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This photo released by the Orange County Department of Corrections on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 shows the booking photo of Windermere, Fla. Police Chief Daniel Saylor after he was arrested. He is charged with one count of official misconduct and one count of giving compensation for official business. (AP Photo/Orange County Department of Corrections)
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The police chief of Orlando's wealthiest suburb has posted bond after being charged with misconduct.

Authorities say Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor is accused of refusing to investigate allegations of sexual battery of a child because it involved his friend. They say the 44-year-old chief offered at least one officer bribes in exchange for giving officials false testimony.

Authorities say Saylor posted $5,150 in bond Thursday after being charged with one count of giving unlawful compensation for official behavior and one count of official misconduct. Saylor faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. His attorney, Mark NeJame, says the charges are only accusations at this point.

Windermere is where golfer Tiger Woods had his infamous 2009 car crash.

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