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Former Havana Police Officer Indicted in Okaloosa County

By: Matt Galka Email
By: Matt Galka Email

Tallahassee, FL -- May 30, 21012 --

Joey Floyd was a cop with the Havana Police Department from 2002 until 2006. From there he went to Crestview, FL, hired by his former chief in Havana, Brian Mitchell. Floyd was arrested for racketeering in March but a grand jury indictment from the state of Florida alleges much more.

The document has a list of accusations against the former Major. Included are allegations of excessive force such as ordering a female officer to "tase a suspect without cause, even though Floyd knew, at the time, that she was not certified to use a taser."

The indictment also alleges that while on a drug surveillance operation, Floyd purposely rammed his cruiser into the side of the truck leaving the scene. The truck flipped over, causing the pregnant passenger who was "not involved with the operation," to lose her baby.

There are also allegations of exchanging promotions for sexual favors in the office and sexually harassing coworkers.

Both Floyd and Brian Mitchell worked at Havana PD before heading to Crestiview, where they both were fired from their jobs. Floyd's trial is set for June 25th.


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