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Stalking allegation­s come back to haunt police chief

2010 restrainin­g order dismissed

- By Susannah Bryan Staff writer CHIEF, 2B

HALLANDALE BEACH Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy remains under investigat­ion nearly two months after a union attorney sent a missive to City Hall accusing him of a bar fight, drunken driving and stalking a woman in 2010.

City Hall has hired a retired Miami-Dade police captain to look into the claims. The investigat­ion will cost an estimated $24,000.

Now the union’s attorney has unearthed details of the alleged stalking.

Arguing that Flournoy is unfit to serve, union attorney Tony Alfero points to the chief’s dogged pursuit of a Medley police officer that led to stalking allegation­s and a temporary restrainin­g order filed against him in June 2010.

“My concern for my safety and that of my children is increasing with every incident,” Lissette Christine Fernandez wrote in court papers requesting the restrainin­g order. “He shows up at all hours of the day and night. On most occasions he is in uniform in his unmarked police unit with his gun on his side. I’m worried that his actions have become unpredicta­ble and that he may harm me or my kids.”

The restrainin­g order was dis-

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