ORLANDO, Fla. — The Fraternal Order of Police is asking for an investigation into the head of Orlando’s police’s Internal Affairs division.
The union president said Dwayne Rivers sent false information to the state about one of their officers.
Orlando police officer Dana Hilliker was under internal investigation for an incident back in 2019 the officer was seen on body camera footage kicking a burglary suspect in the face and dragging him by the hair.
He was cleared last year and is back to work.
The state attorney’s office reviewed the case, but prosecutors declined to file charges.
But now his case has taken a 180 turn.
The Fraternal Order of Police sent a letter to Police Chief Orlando Rolon last week, asking that the internal affairs investigator be investigated for sending what they called inaccurate, false or improper information about Officer Hilliker to the state.
Order President Adam Krudo said Rivers forwarded information to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
The union said that Rivers told the commission that Hilliker was charged criminally for his conduct that they say probably influenced the CJSTC to issue a letter about the officer, a letter they say could adversely affect Hilliker’s certification in the future.
Krudo says that “constitutes neglect of duty conduct unbecoming of a city employee or likely to adversely affect the discipline good order, or reputation of OPD.”
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