Investigative Report

Internal Affairs Report

19-001

Location:

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA

Subject of Investigation:

Bethany Guerriero

Report Date:

September 17, 2019

Report Metadata

Client:

Palm Beach Gardens Police Department

Incident Date:

March 06, 2019

Investigator:

Todd Grossman

Investigator Employer:

Palm Beach Gardens Police Department

Findings Summary

A Response to Resistance was completed by Sergeant Buntin subsequent to an investigation conducted by Officer Guerriero on March 6, 2019 under case number 19001425. As part of the supervisory review, questions were raised regarding the officer's demeanor and overall interaction with the subject.

Findings Conclusion

Officer Guerriero's response to resistance was reviewed and deemed to be appropriate and within the parameters of Policy 4.2.1.1. However, it was determined that her demeanor and verbal response to the subject's belligerence were inappropriate and in violation of Rules and Regulations 2.3.12.2.

Additional Links

This report was added on May 07, 2021.

Sustained Findings

When the investigation discloses sufficient evidence to establish that the act occurred and that it constituted misconduct

Conduct

Rules and Regulations 2.3.12.2, Conduct

Officer Guerriero's response to resistance was reviewed and deemed to be appropriate and within the parameters of Policy 4.2.1.1. However, it was determined that her demeanor and verbal response to the subject's belligerence were inappropriate and in violation of Rules and Regulations 2.3.12.2.

Exonerated Findings

When the investigation discloses that the alleged act occurred, but the act was justified and/or proper under the city's policy

Use of Force

Policy 4.2.1.1, Response to Resistance

Officer Guerriero's response to resistance was reviewed and deemed to be appropriate and within the parameters of Policy 4.2.1.1. However, it was determined that her demeanor and verbal response to the subject's belligerence were inappropriate and in violation of Rules and Regulations 2.3.12.2.