One is a Highway Patrol trooper caught justifying a DUI arrest by either lying in his arrest report or being grossly mistaken in a way I can’t really fathom as possible. Among numerous discrepancies from the truth, that trooper wrote and later testified that he smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. An audio and video recording clearly showed that the trooper repeatedly told another trooper at the scene next to Interstate 75 that he didn’t smell any alcohol.
Another officer, Joseph “Ford” Snodgrass, has resigned after superiors determined he repeatedly lied about an injury he said he got on the job when his department motorcycle fell on his leg. Tapes showed no such incident and an investigation determined he suffered the injury while off duty.
In the same week, Sarasota Police Officer Scott Patrick was fired based on video recordings showing an arrest at a Sarasota nightclub. The video shows him repeatedly punching a man in the head during an arrest, supposedly to gain cooperation but while the arrested man was pinned to the ground and much outnumbered by officers...
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