LAKELAND, Fla. — A 15-month FDLE investigation has cleared the Polk County Sheriff's Office and a former deputy of responsibility in a fatal 2002 crash.
In a report released Wednesday, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said former Sgt. Scott Lawson was not responsible for the crash that killed a Polk County teenager. Lawson was pursuing the car on a dark and curvy road in his unmarked car, without lights or sirens activated.
Former Fla. deputy cleared in pursuit crash