Driver won’t be charged after deputy smashed car window
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.