Crestview chief: Police department remains divided

Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 18:11 PM.

Taylor said the employees, “like in any agency, have opinions they’re passionate about, opinions that will remain until something is resolved.”

The charges leveled against Floyd indicate he was, at least, a divisive force in the department.

The indictment charged him with ordering or encouraging officers in his command to use excessive force.

It also alleged Floyd “frequently made derogatory comments to other officers about women and racial minorities.”

The grand jury’s presentment alleges Floyd “solicited sexual acts, using graphic, crude and vulgar language” and that the solicitations included fellow employees. It alleges he fondled a subordinate officer against her will.

Mitchell, who had been friends with Floyd when they worked for the Havana Police Department, also was subjected to grand jury scrutiny. While he was not indicted, jurors found his performance in regard to Floyd lacking.

The grand jury called for him to be fired and disciplined.



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