12/03/2007

Fla. officer fired for excessive force during DUI arrest

Officer Coffey said he would not do anything differently; suspect was verbally assaulting him, threatening to bite him to infect him with hepatitis C

By Rachael Joyner
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. Video footage of Officer David Coffey grabbing a prisoner by the throat, pushing him against a metal bench and smashing his head into a concrete wall was part of the evidence that cost the officer his job.

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