Friday, August 19, 2011

Palmetto police officer arrested

MANATEE -- Palmetto Police Officer David Filipiak was arrested this morning by Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon.
Filipiak remains in the county jail. His bond has yet to be set, according to sheriff’s spokesman Dave Bristow.
Filipiak was relieved of duty and placed on administrative leave by the Palmetto Police Department, according to a written statement sent Friday by Lt. Scott Tyler, which states that the action was taken after the agency learned of “alleged incidents of domestic violence committed by Officer Filipiak.”
The officer will remain on administrative leave pending the disposition of his criminal charges, and the conclusion of an internal investigation by Palmetto Police.

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