Minutes earlier, Gallardo was honored with a Deputy of the Month award for the month of April for arresting a man wanted for a murder committed in El Salvador.
“You probably don’t remember me, but you’re the police officer who falsely arrested me four years ago,” Gelin, who is black, told Gallardo. “You lied on the police report. I believe you’re a rogue police officer, you’re a bad police officer and you don’t deserve to be here.”
[The Tamarac mayor] shamed Gelin for his remarks, which she told the station could have violated the city’s civility code, and might result in his censure.
…Gelin said that the current County Sheriff Gregory Tony reached out after the ceremony and offered “for us to work constructively together to bring about positive change.”
The mayor was more concerned about the fact that someone criticized a police officer than the fact that the police officer made a false arrest then lied about it in official documents? Can you say, c-u-l-p-a-b-l-e?