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Florida Orange County deputy Carmelo Ortiz arrested, suspended after hit & run crash

Discussion in 'Incidents of Police Abuse, Misconduct, Negligence' started by M, Apr 28, 2014.

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    Perp: Deputy Carmelo Ortiz

    Victim: Elizabeth Bouton

    Department: Orange County Sheriff's Office

    Location: Orange County, Orlando, Florida

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    Orange County Deputy Carmelo Ortiz​

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    Orange County deputy arrested in hit-and-run crash

    Deputy Carmelo Ortiz, 50, arrested for failing to remain at a crash involving injury, report says


    An Orange County deputy was relieved from duty after his arrest in a hit-and-run crash, the Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday. A Florida Highway Patrol investigation of a March 7 crash led to the arrest of Orange County Deputy Carmelo Ortiz, 50, for failing to remain at a crash involving injury, an arrest report states. According to the report, the crash happened on Red Bug Lake Road near State Road 426. A 2012 Nissan Rogue was stopped at a red light when it was rear-ended by a black Cadillac. The Nissan's driver, Elizabeth Bouton, told troopers the Cadillac driver, later identified as Ortiz, exited his vehicle after the crash. Ortiz asked Bouton if she and her passenger were OK, the report states. Ortiz got back in his Cadillac and drove away with his lights turned off, the report says. Bouton followed the Cadillac, which "was being operated aggressively with evasive maneuvers," the report says .. Ortiz "had a very strong odor of breath alcohol," and his eyes were red, the trooper investigating the crash reported. After seeing the damage to his vehicle, Ortiz said he was getting lawyer.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news...ed-hit-and-run-crash-20140421,0,4729810.story
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    Orange County deputy relieved of duty following hit-and-run charge

    An Orange County sheriff's deputy was arrested Monday in connection with a March hit-and-run crash. Officials said Deputy Carmelo Ortiz, 50, was arrested for allegedly rear-ending a couple's car in Oviedo last month and then driving away. Investigators ... (Query: Deputy Carmelo Ortiz Orange County Florida) (Thread: 20236)

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    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/orange-county-sheriffs-deputy-arrested-charged-hit/nffMp/
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    Orange County deputy arrested in hit-and-run crash in Seminole County

    CARMELO ORTIZ IS ARRESTED ON HIT-AND-RUN CHARGES AND FIRED ... had bloodshot eyes and was slurring when he spoke. Ortiz is an Orange County deputy, according to Florida Highway Patrol officials. Late Monday night, deputies released a statement that said ... (Query: Deputy Carmelo Ortiz Orange County Florida) (Thread: 20236)

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    http://www.wesh.com/news/orange-county-deputy-arrested-in-hitandrun-crash-in-seminole-county/25592512
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    Orange County deputy arrested in hit-and-run

    An Orange County Sheriff's deputy accused of a hit-and-run crash was apparently driving recklessly as he tried to escape the victim. Florida Highway Patrol released the 911 calls from the night Carmelo Ortiz, 50, allegedly rear-ended another car ... (Query: Deputy Carmelo Ortiz Orange County Florida) (Thread: 20236)

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    http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/4/21/orange_county_sherif.html
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    In 911 call, victim describes hit-and-run that led to deputy's arrest: 'He's taking off'

    Authorities would later identify the hit-and-run driver as one of their own: Orange County sheriff's Deputy Carmelo Ortiz, who was jailed this week after an investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers say Ortiz, 50, rear-ended a Nissan Rogue at a ... (Query: Deputy Carmelo Ortiz Orange County Florida) (Thread: 20236)

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    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2014-04-22/news/os-deputy-hit-and-run-arrest-911-20140422_1_black-cadillac-911-call-crash
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