A central Florida police chief has resigned, per week after being arrested on a home violence cost.
Michael Deal’s resignation was introduced Wednesday in the course of the Winter Park fee assembly.
Deal was arrested Jan. 19 after he was accused of battering a member of the family throughout an argument at their house close to Sanford, based on the Seminole County Sheriff’s Workplace.
He informed deputies that he “tried to get round” the alleged sufferer however “by no means laid a hand on” that individual, the arrest report stated. He was charged with a misdemeanor rely of home violence.
Deal’s resignation letter didn’t handle the accusation. He famous that he’s leaving the company “on the highest degree of policing” and added that “morale within the company couldn’t be higher,” the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Metropolis Supervisor Randy Knight stated a seek for a brand new chief would start instantly. Till a brand new chief is employed, Division Chief Pam Marcum will lead the company, which has about 75 officers.
Deal was employed in 2016. He beforehand served as chief for the Atlantic Seaside Police Division in North Florida. He started his profession as an officer with the Altamonte Springs Police Division.