ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando police officer is under investigation after being accused of hitting a homeless man in January with his police cruiser and then driving away.
Tetriss Nunn, 36, who is homeless, said he was knocked down by the cruiser onto busy Hughey Avenue.
The accused officer, Patrol Tactical Officer Michael Fiorentino-Tyburski, has not been suspended despite police saying he struck the man.
“I really think it's appalling,” said Irene Nunn, the victim’s aunt. “We look toward them to be able to help us. Ii would just think that, you know, that was just part of their job."
An iris camera at the intersection caught the whole thing on video, but police won't release it. Their report said Nunn walked across Hughey and when he got halfway across, he stopped for a passing car and was hit by the officer a second later.
After Fiorentino-Tyburski left the scene, another officer showed up and found Nunn sitting on the sidewalk with scrapes to his leg.
A woman who saw the accident told police she was upset that the officer left.
Fiorentino-Tyburski came back about 20 minutes later and told the investigating officer that he stopped, asked Nunn if he was OK, and that Nunn said he was.
But the police report said firefighters were called to the scene and ended up taking Nunn to the hospital for treatment.
Nunn's aunt said he seemed traumatized by something when he returned to his family more than a month later and she now believes it was the accident that made him so upset.
The police report also said Nunn crossed even though the crosswalk signal said not to.