ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando police officer accused of domestic violence was taken off leave and placed back on the job.
Sidders is accused of beating up his girlfriend for the second time this year and trying to hide a gun he wasn't supposed to have. He was put on paid leave following his arrest.
On Friday, Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney decided to put him back to work, though he has been stripped of any
Sidders is working inside police headquarters on the same floor as the
Sidders continues to make his full salary, which at last check was
Rooney would not go on camera to discuss Sidders being back at work.
In a phone call with WFTV reporter Kenneth Craig, Rooney said because the officer is being paid he'd rather put him to work than have him sit at home.
Rooney said he is not worried about giving Sidders access to the building, even though the officer has been arrested twice, and been investigated seven times by the department, once for taking an insurance payout meant for the city.
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