TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – A top South Florida cop has been tapped to taken the reigns of the Tallahassee Police Department.
Tallahassee City Manager Anita Favors Thompson has announced that the city is hiring Plantation deputy police chief Michael DeLeo to take over the department.READ MORE: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle More Prep Work For New Solar Panels
The department has come under fire for its handling of the sexual assault investigation into Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. The department waited 11 months before handing over information about the case to prosecutors.READ MORE: Taste Of The Town Dine Out Takeout: Famed Private Chef Opens First Restaurant Perl By Chef IP
The previous police chief, Dennis Jones, abruptly retired earlier this year amid an uproar over how the department handled a drunken driving arrest. The woman arrested wound up with a broken bone in her face after officers slammed her into a police car and then threw her to the ground.MORE NEWS: MDC North Campus Site Administered Nearly 3,000 COVID Vaccinations
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