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Video: Fla. Cop Strikes Pedestrian, Leaves Scene

April 17, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Fla. Cop Strikes Pedestrian, Leaves Scene

An Orlando Police officer now faces disciplinary action after an internal investigation found him at fault for leaving the scene after striking a homeless pedestrian with his cruiser and leaving the scene, reports WESH.

Officer Michael Fiorentino-Tyburski apparently struck Tetrish Nunn, 36, who had crossed against a signal. Nunn was found to be at fault for crossing, but the officer was at fault for the hit and run.

The officer apparently stopped to ask Nunn if he was OK. When he said he was, the officer left. Nunn borrowed a cell phone and called 911 to say he had been hit by an officer.


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Liteman @ 4/17/2013 4:07 PM

Since the citizen wants to make such an issue of it now, he ought to be cited for being at fault in causing the collision. I understand that officers are held to a higher standard, but its not hit & run if the motorist stopped, existed the vehicle, inquired on the well being of the other party, and only after confirmation from the pedestrian that everything was fine left the scene. The citizen refused police services in my view.

SamOne @ 4/18/2013 4:18 PM

It appears the officer might have been after the car that was ahead of him that avoided the pedestrian. Regardless what the pedestrian said about being okay, I'm not injured or it's cool dude, the officer should have called it in & requested a Supervisor respond to his location.

Ima Leprechaun @ 4/18/2013 10:02 PM

If he was a normal citizen in Florida he'd be charged with felony hit and run regardless of what kind of injury he caused. Under Florida law any hit and run is a felony the felony gets higher if there were injuries. Oddly in Florida it is still hit and run, if it is not reported to the Police and a report is not taken it's still a felony and the officer knew that.

garyjansen @ 4/19/2013 5:31 PM

when aney peace officer drives a police car that officerneeds to lear to
respect a car that officer is behind a wheel of a deadly weaponplease
learn to respect a vechile gary j jansen

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