The actions of a veteran Florida police sergeant are being scrutinized after he was captured on video grabbing a subordinate officer by the throat after she pulled him away from a handcuffed suspect, according to reports.
Sgt. Christopher Pullease, 46, of the Sunrise Police Department is accused of battering the 28-year-old officer outside a Shop & Save convenience store on Nov. 19, WSVN reported.
The ordeal unfolded when Pullease and several other officers were arresting a man for aggravated battery. The suspect is accused of striking people outside the business.
Bodycam footage that was released last week, showed Pullease walking up to the suspect as officers were struggling to get him into the police unit.
Pullease reportedly pulled out his pepper spray and aimed it at the suspect as he leaned into the vehicle to speak to the arrestee, the New York Post reported.
The officer suddenly ran over and pulled on Pullease’s duty belt in her effort to get him away from the suspect, the bodycam video showed.