Former Crestview cop arrested

Published: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:20 PM.

 He informed the mayor that he had conducted a “trash pull” as part of an investigation and “located a small amount of marijuana.”

“I advised my supervisor of my findings and my supervisor advised me ‘if I was in your shoes I’d get marijuana from the SWAT closet and add it to what you found,’ ” he said in the letter.

The incident was one of three, White claimed in the letter, “in which I was placed in a situation which were unethical, immoral and lacked integrity.”

“I … was in fear of losing my job and felt obligated to do as instructed by my supervisor,” White said in the letter.

The supervisor was identified in other documents as Police Sgt. Matthew Purvines, who remains employed by the city of Crestview.

Sworn testimony from Purvines has helped the state build its case against Floyd.

White’s letter to Cadle sparked an internal investigation.

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