A central Florida police chief resigned on Wednesday, per week after being arrested on a misdemeanor home violence cost.
Michael Deal’s resignation because the Winter Park police chief was introduced Wednesday by metropolis supervisor Randy Knight at a daily fee assembly, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Division Chief Pam Marcum will run the division, which employs about 75 officers, till Deal’s substitute is discovered, Knight stated. Winter Park is northeast of Orlando. The Winter Park Police Division didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from NBC Information.
Three members of Deal’s household informed Seminole County deputies that Deal battered one in every of them throughout an argument Jan. 19 at their Sanford residence. Whereas making an attempt to depart, Deal grabbed a member of the family by the wrist and pushed the individual out of his means, based on the arrest report.
Deal informed the deputies he tried to get across the alleged sufferer however by no means laid a hand on that individual, the report stated. Deal was arrested on a misdemeanor home battery cost.
On-line courtroom and jail data didn’t checklist an lawyer for Deal.
Deal was employed as Winter Park police chief in 2016. He beforehand served as chief for Atlantic Seashore, close to Jacksonville.