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Suspects cry in back of car after police officer uses pepper spray

Police dash cam(Recently released)TEXT FROM SOURCE:TALLAHASSEE,Florida... Saying he was placed in an “impossible situation,” a state disciplinary panel on Tuesday exonerated a Marco Island police officer who faced charges of battery and excessive force surrounding a February on-duty scuffle at an island comedy club.

Accompanied by his police chief, Stephen Mariani stood silently as the panel for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement reviewed the Feb. 16th incident that brought criminal charges and department sanctions against the 22-year veteran.

“I can appreciate this officer being placed in an impossible situation,” said commission Chairman Keith Durkin.

The FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission then proceeded to reject a staff recommendation to hold further formal proceedings, which could have forced Mariani to turn in his badge.

But he did no

Added: Dec-9-2008 Occurred On: Feb-16-2008
By: jdischord
Tags: Suspects, cry, in, back, of, car, after, police, officer, uses, pepper, spray, TALLAHASSEE, Florida
Location: Tallahassee, Florida, United States (load item map)
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