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One of South Florida’s official is being criticized for a video which shows him calling out a sheriff’s deputy during a prize-giving ceremony, according to the police had wrongly arrested him, about four years ago.
City commissioner Mike Gelin, on Wednesday, the embarrassed, the Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Gallardo, during an Officer’s of the Month, held at the Tamarac City Commission meeting, according to NBC Miami.
After Gallardo, and others, were worshipped, Gelin, is to see whether or not to grab the mic and calls the Gallardo is back all the way down to the floor.
“It’s good to see you again. You probably don’t remember me.” But you’re a police officer who falsely arrested me four years ago,” Gelin said. “You lied to the police to report it. I believe that you are a scoundrel, a police officer, you’re a bad cop, and you don’t deserve to be here.”
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During the confrontation, the Gallardo shook his head, and give it a thumbs up and walks away after the Gelin is ready to talk. Mayor Michelle Gomez takes to the microphone to thank the sheriff’s office.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we really appreciate it as a whole, vocational secondary education, BSO, and all that you do for us,” Gomez said. “Thank you for your service to the community. We really appreciate you. Take all that away from here.”
Gelin, referred to by 2015, an incident for which he was arrested for the charges of resisting and obstructing without violence, the Miami Herald reports. He had reportedly included the police, as they responded to a battery incident.
Gelin, was not a city commissioner at the time of the arrest, and the charges were dropped.
His decision to publicly call out the sheriff and the deputy, during the festive event, and was struck by some of them, including the head of the police union.
“As a public official, the Commissioner Gelin’s conduct in the direction of the Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy, is unacceptable,” PBA president, and Rod Skirvin said.
The union said that it had withdrawn the approval of the Gelin.
“The Broward County PBA, it will not be to endorse an elected official, which includes officials from law enforcement, with a complete lack of respect and common courtesy in the way the Commissioner Gelin wrote about it in his official duties, which is the city of Tamarac,” Skirvin added to it.
Mayor Gomez also criticized Gelin the incident and called his behavior ” highly inappropriate.”
“This is neither the time nor the forum to air personal grievances. I believe that this is a clear violation of the City code,” Gomez said. “This is NOT the way in which we deal with employees or people who work in the Town. There are some pretty good channels, but the Commissioner chose not to use them.”
The mayor said she spoke with the city attorney about possible action against Gelin, and thanked the Vice-Gallardo-for use in a “professional manner.”
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Co-Tamarac Commissioner Julie Visser’s criticism Gelin, saying that he should have handled the matter privately.
“I’m a strong believer in freedom of speech and expression, and not giving up, when I was elected, I, too, am a supporter of the right time and in the right spot,” Visser said in a Facebook post. “The Commission’s recognition of the Officers of the Month, which was not of them.”
In a statement, Gelin and thanked his supporters, writing, “a wrongful arrest can have life-long and career-changing consequences. It is important that the law applies to everyone.”