Cop Grabs Female Colleague by Throat After She Tries to Pull Him Off Suspect
A Florida police sergeant has been placed on desk duty after body cam footage showed him grabbing a female colleague by the throat.
The incident happened in Sunrise on November 19, when the unnamed female officer was trying to pull Sgt. Christopher Pullease away from a confrontation with a handcuffed suspect.
According to the incident report, police were called to a convenience store on Sunset strip where aggravated burglary suspect Jean Bernard Similien had allegedly battered several people; they arrested and handcuffed him, and put him in the back of a patrol car. Officers say he was resisting arrest.
The 46-year-old Pullease, who is a 21-year veteran of the force, has been assigned to desk duty while the department investigates the incident
The incident took place on November 19, when police responded to an emergency call about a man attacking people outside of a convenience store
Rosa commended the female officer for intervening and told the outlet that Pullease had escalated the situation by behaving in an “inappropriate and unprofessional” way.
“I’m very proud of this police officer. She took some definitive action. I can only imagine what she must be feeling. She’s a newer officer, and he’s a very senior sergeant,” Rosa told the outlet.
New state law requires police departments to train officers on their “duty to intervene” if they see another officer using excessive force.
Rosa told the outlet that an internal affairs investigation.
“So there’s some details of the investigation that I’ve not disclosed, that I’m unable to disclose right now, and if any of the information that comes up during the investigation rises to a level of criminal behavior or criminal conduct, then we’ll address it appropriately,” Rosa told the outlet.