ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Recently released dash cam video obtained by WFTV shows an Orange County Jail internal affairs investigator trying to talk a deputy out of arresting him on drunken driving charges.
Santiago was arrested
Officials at the jail will now likely be looking at the dash cam video to make sure the sergeant didn't break any county rules when he tried to convince a deputy to give him a break.
The just released
"This will never happen again. Please help me," Santiago said to the officer as he was handcuffed in the back of a cruiser.
For nearly 30 minutes, Santiago slurs his speech as he begs and pleads with Osceola County deputies to let him go.
"Dude, nobody [will]
"Dude, I am internal affairs," said Santiago. "I am like the second in command."
"A cop to a cop, please help me."
And when Santiago realized he was about to get locked up, he started slamming Osceola County Jail Chief Sherry Johnson.
"I used to work with that [expletive]. She was our major. She hated my guts. This is like her [expletive] payday."
And even after he realized cameras were recording everything, he didn't give up.
"I really deserve a break," he said.
Santiago has kept his job, pending the outcome of a separate internal investigation.
That internal investigation will be led by an outside captain and likely won't be done for another two months.