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A former Seminole County sheriff’s deputy was charged with misdemeanor battery Tuesday after investigators found video of him punching a handcuffed suspect, the Sheriff’s Office said. Seminole County Sheriff Donald F. Eslinger announced the charge against former Deputy Michael O’Connor during a press conference Tuesday. 

 

The man, Jonathan Lynch, 25, of Winter Springs, had been arrested after a different deputy responded to a domestic violence report and found him hiding under a backyard Jacuzzi, an arrest report said. Lynch was being combative, violent and was yelling obscenities while handcuffed in the deputy’s cruiser, the report said. O’Connor arrived at the scene as backup a short while later and was watching Lynch while the arresting deputy was away from the cruiser, according to an administrative investigation.

 

Lynch continued to yell profanities and repeatedly kicked the door of the cruiser from the inside while asking for a drink of water, video footage from the scene showed. The administrative investigation reported O’Connor told Lynch repeatedly to stop kicking the cruiser’s door and said he would get him a drink of water if he calmed down.

 

Lynch continued to kick the door and started demanding water, according to the investigation report. “Get me water, mother f-----,” Lynch is quoted as saying to O’Connor before the deputy reached into the cruiser and grabbed the man by the shirt. “Chill the f--- out,” O’Connor can be heard saying on video footage.

 

“I’m going to f------ kill you right now, you understand?” “Where’s the water? I want the water,” Lynch responded. At that point, O’Connor shoved Lynch by the face, moved into the cruiser and punched the man in the face, the administrative investigation said. Lynch later told Sheriff’s Office employees he’d been punched, but incorrectly identified the arresting deputy as the perpetrator, the investigation said. When the Sheriff’s Office received the allegations on March 18, an investigation was immediately initiated, Eslinger said Tuesday. O’Connor was placed on paid administrative suspension at the start of the investigation and resigned from the Sheriff’s Office on March 24.

 

He had been employed with the Sheriff’s Office Seminole Neighborhood Policing Division since October of 2013. It was not the first time O’Connor had been investigated by the Sheriff’s Office...MORE HERE.

 

 

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