Sebastian’s police officer fired – Sebastian Daily
In the late afternoon of March 1, 2021, the Sebastian Police Department was made aware of a social media post by someone unknown to the police, which contained allegations regarding.
“The anonymous person providing the social media post believed it was directed to one of their officers,” said Captain Tim Wood. Daily Sebastian.
On March 2, 2021, after determining the creator of the post, contact was made with a woman identified as Thomas Quinn’s ex-girlfriend.
Several serious allegations over several months and several jurisdictions were brought against Mr. Quinn during the interview.
On the same date, the decision was made to contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to conduct a criminal investigation into possible criminal law violations due to allegations from multiple jurisdictions.
On March 3, 2021, Mr. Quinn was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the FDLE criminal investigation.
On July 6, 2021, the FDLE provided its findings and indicated that it would not lay criminal charges against Mr Quinn.
The Internal Affairs investigation into several policy violations began on the same date. During the five-month investigation, Mr. Quinn was found to have committed violations of:
- Aggravated assault
- Intrusion into a home
- Engaging in sexual activity while on duty
- Taking and sending sexually explicit photos while on duty Disobeying a direct order
- Violate state laws
As a result, effective today, Mr. Quinn’s employment with the Sebastian Police Department has been terminated.
“This type of behavior is unacceptable, will not be tolerated and does not meet the expectations of excellence that we set for our agents, both on and off duty. While the results of the survey are alarming, I have no doubts that they do not define the exceptional men and women of this Agency. We will continue to take internal steps to ensure our officers behave in a way that exceeds the expectations of the community and the citizens we serve, ”said Chief Dan Acosta.
DISCLAIMER: The arrests and passport photos have been made public through affidavits of complaint, affidavits of arrest and police reports. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty.
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