Officer, dispatchers suspended over handling of investigation


Julio Pagan

LAKELAND, Fla. - A Lakeland police sergeant and two dispatchers have been disciplined for how they handled the investigation of an officer in a sexual battery case, authorities said.

Officer Julio Pagan was arrested in September on charges of sexual battery on a woman while on duty.

Investigators said the victim and a friend called 911 several times about the encounter.

Officials said Sgt. Doug Brown was suspended for not going to meet the victim the night of the call.

Authorities said dispatchers were also suspended.