Driver won’t be charged af­ter deputy smashed car win­dow

Orlando Sentinel - - Local & State - By Joe Mario Ped­er­sen and Monivette Cordeiro

Orange-Osce­ola State At­tor­ney Aramis Ayala said there will be no charges against a 21-year-old wo­man whose car win­dow was smashed by an Orange County deputy af­ter a traf­fic stop near a Ge­orge Floyd protest last month.

Call­ing the deputy’s con­duct “alarm­ing,” Ayala said her of­fice has met with the Sher­iff’s Of­fice to re­view Deputy Chris Moore’s ac­tions. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is still on­go­ing, OCSO said Tues­day.

“In the in­ter­est of jus­tice, we have con­cluded that as it re­lates to [the driver], no fur­ther state ac­tion will be taken,” Ayala said in a state­ment.

The wo­man, who the Sen­tinel is not iden­ti­fy­ing be­cause she was not ar­rested, stopped her car in a travel late 7:30 p.m. June 3 on Curry Ford Road while protesters were walk­ing on the side­walk. Deputies con­ducted a traf­fic stop due to the ve­hi­cle block­ing the lane with its haz­ard lights on.

The wo­man pulled her car into the park­ing lot of a de­funct Wal­greens.

“Get out of the car,” Moore told the driver as he ap­proached the stopped car, video from his body-worn cam­era showed. When the wo­man asked Moore why she was be­ing told to get out of her car, he re­sponded, “Do you want to go to jail? Se­ri­ously?”

“Ei­ther get out of the go­ing to jail,” Moore said.

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