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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  • by Fomapoh Location: tallahassee on Jun 1, 2012 at 11:30 AM
    Shoulda got the Chief too. Two peas in a pod.
  • by Frank Location: tallahassee on Jun 1, 2012 at 06:04 AM
    Good job Joey im sure there is more to this story than making you look bad !
  • by Steve Location: Crestview on May 31, 2012 at 06:23 PM
    I know the guy. Not because he pulled me over or because he arrested me or a loved one. But because I watched him help SO many people in the community that were good people. Like Special Olympics, small businesses, and good citizens. Those screaming foul are likely some of his drug dealing, wife beating, trashy "customers." Joey is like a trashman dealing in human trash. Sometimes the trashman doesn't look so nice, doesn't smell so nice, but I sure do appreciate him getting rid of the trash. And since he's been gone, a lot more trash in town. Beat this indictment and then we can start the "Floyd for Sheriff" campaign.
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      by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 09:01 PM in reply to Steve
      Steve, maybe you didn't read the indictment, or maybe it "doesn't compute." At least half the officers in the Department during his tenure didnt like him because he was a dirtbag. I know the guy too, and calling him a dirtbag is being kind.
  • by SMH Location: Havana on May 31, 2012 at 03:40 PM
    Some ppl are so dumb!!! When Floyd work 4 Havana he got the drugs off the streets n he made sure ppl was safe in Havana.
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      by So on Jun 1, 2012 at 05:34 AM in reply to SMH
      Hitler got the drug dealers off the street too. What's your point?
  • by Dansher Location: Crestview, Fl on May 31, 2012 at 11:52 AM
    Let's see...Crestview, DOC, Havana, Tallahassee, Jasper, and Gretna are full of dirty cops according to many of the people commenting on this article. Most of them are "experts" because they have first hand knowledge about these cops. Makes me wonder how law-abiding these folks are. I've lived 69 years and I've yet to have a bad experience with a law enforcement officer. Maybe I need to break a few laws so I can better understand how these "commenters" feel.
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      by jr on May 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM in reply to Dansher
      dont forget south georgia.
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        by ANDY on Jun 1, 2012 at 09:32 AM in reply to jr
        dont forget lake park and echols county georgia.
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      by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 12:45 PM in reply to Dansher
      If not wearing a seatbelt is breaking the law then yes I have gone with out wearing one. That does not give any law officer the right to call me what ever they fill like calling me. I have lived her for over 25 years, never been in trouble with the law of anykind. so just to let you know do not get caught without a seatbelt or there is no telling what will happen
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      by Agreed! on May 31, 2012 at 07:53 PM in reply to Dansher
      Well said, Dansher!
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      by barney fife . on Jun 1, 2012 at 07:02 AM in reply to Dansher
      sounds like a great plan.good luck to you.
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      by meigs ga resident. on Jun 2, 2012 at 03:11 AM in reply to Dansher
      dont leave meigs ga police dept out.
  • by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 11:15 AM
    You guys are all tards. Lol. Joey is AMAZING. Don't get upset because he arrested you and you don't like him. He's not going anywhere :)
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      by Gadsden County on May 31, 2012 at 11:44 AM in reply to
      Say wat want he is already fired now he bout to serve time. That wat he gets wat goes around comes around.
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      by AD on May 31, 2012 at 03:38 PM in reply to
      Ha! You really need to read the indictment for yourself- It's like 11 pages long!! I guess they just made ALL that stuff up, right? Get a clue.
  • by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 11:11 AM
    The lady was a crackhead who lost 4 other babies due to her addiction. Please get your facts straight.
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      by Gadsden County on May 31, 2012 at 11:49 AM in reply to
      It don't matter what she did she was preganat and did you no this lady to make this kind of statement. Bottom line he was a nasty cop and it caught up with him.
  • by Tallahassee, soon to be #5. on May 31, 2012 at 10:34 AM
    This story doesn't surprise anybody. More police and government corruption in north Florida. People are complacent and even expect and tolerate it. In the meantime, every business outside of Florida that is being recruited to move to north Florida, or any professional, reads stories like this one, Hoffman, AJ Smith etc and reply "are you kidding, move there?" So keep voting these idiots into power and tolerating the corruption. But don't complain when the north Florida economy continues to crash and crime continues to escalate.
  • by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 09:48 AM
    I think every single charge/conviction involving this POS crooked cop should be thrown out! He now needs to be charged with murder also! This story sickens me and the sad things is this is just one of many involving cops/judges etc in the cesspool called Florida! Just disgusting!
  • by Taylor Location: Karma Town on May 31, 2012 at 08:32 AM
    Hey, they got the MIDGET. You finally got what was coming. KARMA what a nice woman. BYE BYE MIDGET!!!!
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