A jury on Thursday acquitted an Orlando police officer for his alleged role in the break-ins of storage units he was surveilling, according to court records.
Prosecutors accused Sgt. Jerry Jenarine of lying to Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents.
Jenarine, who was working a Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation drug trafficking case with three other officers in 2016, believed that drugs were being stashed in storage units at U.S. Storage Centers at 6706 Narcoossee Road and Extra Space Storage at 5753 Hoffner Ave.
University of Central Florida Police Officer Timothy Isaacs used a lock pick to get inside the units in January 2016, investigators said. He took photos of drugs and cash with his phone, according to investigators.
Isaacs later said his MBI superiors, Jenarine and FDLE agent William Powell, told him to break into the unit on two different occasions as Winter Park police officer Marco Marcovigi served as the lookout, documents alleged.
Jenarine, Powell and Marcovigi were charged with giving false information to law enforcement.
Charges were dropped against Powell, while Marcovigi was found not guilty earlier this week.
Isaacs, charged with trespassing, is awaiting trial. He resigned from UCFPD.
The MBI is a multi-agency group of local, state and federal law enforcement under the State Attorney of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Central Florida that investigates narcotics, prostitution and organized crime.