Video Post Leads to Internal Investigation

Late yesterday afternoon a professionally edited video of a LCSO traffic stop was posted to the internet. We believe it was part of a coordinated attack against our agency and law enforcement in general. Unfortunately, it has caused significant negative reaction consisting of phone calls, emails and social media postings. Some of these have been threatening toward LCSO personnel and family members.

Prior to yesterday, LCSO had not received any complaints regarding this incident. Immediately upon being made aware of potential misconduct by LCSO deputies, Sheriff McCallum ordered both a criminal and internal review. The two deputies who were involved have been suspended. They will remain suspended until further resolution of the issues involved.

We regret the negative attention that this incident has brought on our staff and our County. Any necessary corrective action will be taken once the incident is fully investigated.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.