Investigative Report

Internal Affairs Report

2012-002

Location:

Venice, Florida, USA

Subject of Investigation:

Andy Levesque

Report Date:

August 28, 2012

Report Metadata

Client:

Venice Police Department

Incident Date:

July 31, 2012

Investigator:

Thomas A. Mattmuller

Investigator Employer:

Venice Police Department

Findings Summary

On July 31, 2012 Officer Whittaker and Officer Palmieri were investigating a disturbance at Motel 6. A person involved in the disturbance was confirmed to have an active warrant. As the person was placed under arrest, he actively resisted. Officer Palmieri made the radio transmission for 10-94 in an obvious tone of urgency. Officer Barlow, Officer Woodworth, and Officer Scurek responded. Officer Guinart and Lieutenant Hill were unable to respond, as they were detaining a sexual battery suspect. Officer Levesque remained at Perkins Restaurant, continuing with his dinner break... Lieutenant Hill was notified by Officers and the Dispatcher on duty that Officer Levesque remained at Perkins, failing to respond to an Officer's call for help. Lieutenant Hill reviewed the incident and also determined that his radio call for an Officer to backup Officer Guinart was also ignored by Officer Levesque. i responded to the station after receiving notification that Officer Palmieri was injured. I received an incident briefing by Officers and the Dispatcher also to include Officer Levesque's failure to respond.

Findings Conclusion

These actions constitute the following offenses:

You have engaged in activity detrimental to the best interests of the City of Venice, its citizens, supervisors or co-workers.

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Sustained Findings

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

Procedure

SOP 101 Command Protocol 111.G.2 Requirements to Obey Lawful Orders

Conduct

SOP 114 Rules of Conduct IV.17 Insubordination

Conduct

SOP 114 Rules of Conduct IV.58 Cowardice