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Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement investigates PTC cellphones for missing public records

Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents have taken possession of seven Public Transportation Commission cellphones as it steps up an investigation into whether public records were deliberately deleted from the devices.

The phones were used by PTC staffers, including former executive director Kyle Cockream.

Billing records show Cockream sent text messages to the owner of a local taxicab firm and PTC board members before Sept. 2.

But those messages — considered to be public records if related to agency business — are missing from his phone.