Tamarac City commissioner E. Mike Gelin could unjustly accuse last week's insistence on embarrassing the sheriff delegate four years ago when the officer received a prize for excellence in police
A Florida politician could not resist the urge last week to embarrass the sheriff's deputy, he says he booked him on false charges four years ago, precisely when the officer received a prize for excellence in police work.
Broward County Sheriff Deputy Joshua Gallardo was to receive praise and praise on Wednesday at a committee meeting in the city of Tamarac in South Florida.
Officials gave Gallardo the deputy of the month of the city for his arrest of a gang member who was sought for murder earlier this year.
But instead of bathing in a shower of compliments, Gallardo was forced to wear a cringey tongue that was beaten by Tamarac City Commissioner E. Mike Gelin.
& # 39; Joshua Gallardo, can you come down for a moment? & # 39; Gelin said and beckoned Gillardo to the floor of the committee room.
& # 39; It's good to see you again. You probably don't know me anymore, & he continued. & # 39; You are the police officer who wrongly arrested me four years ago. & # 39;
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Broward County Sheriff Deputy Joshua Gallardo would receive praise and praise on Wednesday at a committee meeting in the city of Tamarac in South Florida when Gelin confronted him on the room floor
Gelin said that Gillardo & # 39; lied & # 39; about a police report. The assistant sheriff smiled and nodded awkwardly before raising his thumbs and walking away
& # 39; You lied about the police report, & # 39; Gelin added while Gillardo laughs uncomfortably and shakes his head up and down. & # 39; I believe you are a rogue agent. You are a bad police officer and you don't deserve to be here, & Gelin concluded.
Public archives obtained by WFOR TV indicates that Gallardo has arrested Gelin for resisting the arrest without violence in 2015. Gillardo was investigating a battery holder at that time.
Gallardo has arrested Gelin for resisting the arrest without violence in 2015. The charge was later withdrawn after the body camera evidence had not supported the delegate's claim
The arrest report states that he advised the [Gelin] to go back, that this was a crime scene. He advised that he recorded the incident and that he did not have to move. & # 39;
In his report, Gillardo said that Gelin did not implement my orders to leave the area. I have repeatedly asked that he leave the area and not approach me from behind. & # 39; In response, the deputy arrested Gelin, who had not yet been elected city commissioner at that time.
Prosecutors finally dropped the accusations against Gelin after watching his mobile video of the incident.
& # 39; It has been established that there is no strong risk of conviction, because images in the video do not support conviction & # 39 ;, the public prosecutor wrote in a closed memo.
The city attorneys noted in their document that the remarks that Gillardo said Gelin made, & # 39; had not been observed by both parties & # 39; but added that & # 39; the audio of the video images is sometimes inaudible & # 39; .
Gillardo gave Gelin a thumbs up before leaving the room on Wednesday. Moments later, the bewildered mayor, Michelle Gomez, took the microphone back from the copper Gelin.
& # 39; We appreciate it as a whole [Broward County Sheriff & # 39; s Office] and everything you do for us, & # 39; she said as the clip came to an end. & # 39; Thank you for your service to our community, we appreciate you. Please get that out of here today. Thank you very much, be safe there. & # 39;
Tamarac Mayor Michelle Gomez condemned Gelin's comments and said she is investigating whether he has violated the city's regulations on social discourse
An incident report from 2015, obtained by local media, shows details of deputy Gillardo & # 39; s gelin
The Broward County police union withdrew its earlier approval from Gelin in a statement issued on Friday
Her comments did not prevent the local law enforcement community from erupting indignation in the aftermath of the incident.
Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony met Gelin later that day and told the city commissioner that & # 39; the location and comments and the way they were presented in a public environment was inappropriate & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We talked to him about how I was disappointed in his behavior and it was unacceptable, & # 39; Tony told WFOR. & # 39; Surprisingly, the Commissioner was very receptive to it and he understands that he could have taken a different approach and we are going to work together to ensure that these things don't happen again. & # 39;
On Friday, Broward County police union withdrew its previous approval from Gelin.
& # 39; As a civil servant, Commissioner Gelin's conduct towards a Broward Sheriff office delegate is unacceptable & # 39 ;, said Rod Skirvin, president of Broward County, in a written statement on this.
"The Broward County PBA will not endorse any elected officer who treats law enforcement officials with a complete lack of respect and common courtesy, as Commissioner Gelin did in his official duties representing the city of Tamarac."
Mayor Gomez said she was also surprised at Gelin's remarks, which she claimed had violated the city's civil code. The violation could lead to Gelin being censored, suspended, or even relieved of his duties by the governor, she said.
& # 39; We need to look at the teeth in our politeness code and see what we have available, & # 39; said the mayor.
Gelin told local news on Friday that he is ready to continue with the incident.
& # 39; I had a productive meeting with Sheriff Tony yesterday afternoon and we will continue in a positive and constructive way & # 39 ;, he said.
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