TOP STORIES OF 2012: Scandal rocked Crestview Police Department

Published: Friday, December 28, 2012 at 13:45 PM.

The abuse included soliciting sexual acts from female officers and residents, forcing subordinates to falsify reports and using excessive force on nonresistant police detainees, the indictment said.

It also accused Floyd of misappropriate use of police department equipment, conducting covert surveillance on city employees and lying on the resume he turned in to get his job.

Floyd has denied any wrongdoing.

Crestview Mayor David Cadle, who suspended Floyd and Mitchell on March 1, waited until April 17 to fire the police chief.

Cadle said he made the decision to fire Mitchell “in order to restore the trust of the citizens of Crestview” in its police department.

A few weeks later the grand jury findings on Mitchell, which had been withheld from publication while he appealed their contents, were revealed.

From their scathing comments it was clear the grand jurors found Mitchell at least complicit in the criminal enterprise they were convinced Floyd had operated.

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