Fla. deputy fired for filming girls in bikinis
The Associated Press
STUART, Fla. — A Martin County sheriff's review board found just cause in the firing of a former deputy who was relieved of duty for using his patrol car's dashboard-mounted camera to film bikini-clad girls at the beach.
Jack Munsey was fired Jan. 30 after an internal investigation found his behavior was not criminal but violated department policies. Munsey had sought reinstatement.
The panel took just four minutes Wednesday to determine his firing was justified.
Munsey's attorney Larry Fagan called the videotaping a brief lapse in judgment that should not warrant termination.
"This is something that will follow him forever," Fagan told the panel.
Munsey declined to comment after the hearing.
Sheriff Robert Crowder said Munsey likely will not lose his law enforcement certification that could get him a job elsewhere.
"He's not a bad guy, but I think his judgment perhaps was flawed and maybe he's learned from this, and maybe he'd be able to work somewhere where this wouldn't be held over his head," Crowder said.
Copyright Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
PoliceOne top 5
- DC cops' body cams won't be on while they monitor inauguration demonstrators
- Slain Fla. officer's cuffs used to arrest suspect
- Pa. cop sues Wal-Mart over termination for carrying gun on duty
- Pa. troopers union criticizes plan to scrap lie-detector tests for recruits
- Details emerge in shooting of Ariz. trooper by driver he sought to help