BSO Deputy Suspended For Leaked Video of Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting
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BSO Deputy Suspended-Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy Michael Dingman, was suspended with pay Tuesday after security footage of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shooting was leaked to TMZ.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said in a statement:
“Our investigation is moving forward,” Sheriff Scott Israel said. “We are making progress and aggressively pursuing this case. Today, I suspended a deputy with pay in connection with this active investigation.”
Deputy Michael Dingman, 46, has been suspended with pay.
He has been with BSO for 21 years.
With his security clearance, he allegedly used a cellphone to record off of a monitor, not realizing that part of his own reflection was captured on the footage.
According to authorities, with the help of FBI technology, investigators were able to enhance the leaked video and in a reflection saw a logo as well as other identifying factors that connected Deputy Dingman to the leak.
Deputy Dingman was notified Tuesday about his suspension in a letter.
“While under suspension, you will surrender your BSO ID card, all badges, and BSO vehicle, if applicable,” the letter said. “You will take no action under the colors of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. You are restricted from entering any Broward Sheriff’s Office facility or onto any Broward Sheriff’s Office property, unless directed to or authorized by the Division of Internal Affairs.”
Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said FBI investigators were able to enhance a reflection from the video to help identify the person who recorded the video. With the naked eye, you can see a hand on the screen.
If the deputy is found to have leaked the video he could face charges, including impeding a federal investigation.
He was even recognized as employee of the month in 2003, but he’s been in trouble before.
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