PORT ORANGE, Fla.,None - Two Port Orange police officers who were under investigation for
mishandling prescription pills have resigned and officials said one of the officers lied about the pills under oath.
Following that, a report shows that Vingara approached another officer, Brian Rizzo, and asked him for some of his prescribed pain medication.
The report said that Vingara wanted the pills to cover for the fact that he didn't have enough, in case an internal affairs investigator counted his supply. Police won't say why Vingara may have been missing pills.
In the report, it says the chief asked Vinagra if he ever shared prescription drugs with anybody. In the report's transcript, Vingara replied, 'No, sir!'
A few weeks later, Vinagra resigned. As for officer Rizzo, he told investigators he was trying to help a friend. He was questioned by a disciplinary review board and he resigned just last week.
The report also says Vingara used his department laptop to check if he had a warrant for his arrest.
The state will decide if they get to keep their law enforcement certification.
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