SARASOTA, Fla. – The Sarasota Police Department has placed an officer on administrative leave and is currently conducting an internal investigation into a recently surfaced video of an arrest of an African American man.
To continue our transparency involving the arrest of an individual on May 18, 2020 in the City of Sarasota, Government, we want to share with you the unedited video from the Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff's Office helicopter. Our Internal Affairs investigation is continuing. At this time, one Officer remains on administrative leave. Deputy Chief Robinson has spent all of today speaking individually with all media outlets who have reached out.
Posted by Sarasota Police Department on Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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