The internal affairs investigation concluded that Tallahassee Police Department spokesman Sergeant John Newland improperly used department equipment, failed to give truthful information during the investigation and showed conduct unbecoming of a Tallahassee Police Officer.
Department records show that Newland had been on the force for 21 years. He was a former Public Information Officer and at one time gave traffic reports on WCTV’s Good Morning Show.
Before resigning late in March, Newland was working in TPD’s traffic division. TPD’s investigation concluded that there was not evidence to prosecute Newland for any crime.