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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

[FL] Officer Reynaldo Garnett Smith "cited" for obstruction of deputies at domestic call to his home

They gave him a ticket? They didn't take him to jail? Did they reMOVE him? Where's the woman? Does it matter? It matters. I want to see her safety was addressed. What was it that Officer Smith didn't want Onika to tell? Where are the questions?

Where are the questions?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
[Excerpt] A St. Petersburg police officer is in legal trouble after allegedly ordering his girlfriend not to talk to Hillsborough deputies. Officer Reynaldo Garnett Smith was cited Feb. 2 for obstructing or opposing an officer without violence, a misdemeanor charge. According to a Hillsborough sheriff's report, deputies were called to a Tampa home about 2:25 a.m. to investigate a domestic incident between Smith and Onika Bess. But Smith did not cooperate with his fellow officers, the report said. He "screamed" throughout their investigation, "making communication impossible," a deputy wrote He also repeatedly told Bess, his girlfriend, not to speak to the deputies, the report said. Smith's speech was slurred, the report noted, and he appeared to have been drinking. The officer has been placed on desk duty while the St. Petersburg Police Department investigates the incident... [Full article here]

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