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Florida officer disciplined for lack of urgency in response

July 29, 2018

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been disciplined for not turning on her lights and siren when responding to the scene of an accidental shooting death.

The Bradenton Herald reports that Officer Amy Schwartz was disciplined for not showing any urgency in responding to the shooting scene last February in Bradenton, Florida.

Schwartz told internal affairs investigators she usually doesn’t activate her lights and sirens unless “there’s an officer down.”

An internal affairs report says Schwartz stopped multiple times for traffic lights and stop signs and even pulled over as her own sergeant passed her by with his lights and sirens.

Schwartz was disciplined with 100 hours without pay, referred to counseling and ordered to undergo training at the direction of the Bradenton police chief.

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Information from: The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald , http://www.bradenton.com

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