• Police officer hit homeless man with squad car, still on duty after fleeing scene


    ORLANDO, Fla. - WFTV has obtained surveillance video that shows an Orlando police officer hitting a pedestrian with his squad car.

    Police will only say he's under criminal investigation, but Officer Michael Fiorentino-Tyburski is still allowed to patrol the streets.

    It's been almost three months since the pedestrian was hit at Hughey Avenue in downtown Orlando.

    The investigator concluded back in January that the officer was at fault for leaving the scene.

    The video shows the victim, Tetris Nunn, rolling over Orlando patrol car #8128 with Fiorentino-Tyburski behind the wheel..

    Two sources gave WFTV the video. The Orlando Police Department would not divulge the video, claiming it's no longer public record.

    Channel 9's version does not show the officer leaving the scene, but OPD's report said he left minutes after talking with the victim without calling for help.

    Channel 9 showed pedestrian Paul Zeniewicz the video. Zeniewicz, like Nunn, was crossing when the pedestrian signal said not to, which a lot of people do at the intersection.

    "That's awful," Zeniewicz said. "If there's an investigation going on, then the investigation should probably go faster or he should be suspended with pay while they do the investigation."

    When the second officer got to the scene almost 20 minutes later, he found the victim still down on the sidewalk. But Officer Fiorentino-Tyburski was already back at OPD headquarters.

    Nunn's aunt said Nunn is bipolar and was homeless in Orlando. He's back with relatives in Indiana. One relative, after seeing the video, said it looks terrible. His aunt does not believe Officer Fiorentino-Tyburski should be on patrol while he's being investigated for leaving her nephew without getting him medical attention.

    Nunn's aunt said the day after Channel 9 broke the story last week, an Orlando detective showed up out of the blue in Indiana to try to talk to Nunn, but he wasn't there.

    She said police still haven't talked about what happened in Orlando almost three months ago.

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