Police Abuse

Cop Gets 40 Hour Suspension After Threatening Woman With a Taser

And if she'd returned the favor


An Orlando police officer was suspended for 40 hours after an Internal Affairs investigation revealed he violated several OPD policies and procedures during an altercation inside a local Walmart.

According to documents and surveillance video obtained by Local 6, the officer pushed a customer onto a jewelry counter and pointed his department issued Taser at her head after the woman was told to leave the store by the assistant store manager.

The customer, Stephanie Hayman, filed the complaint against Officer Andre Howard after the December 16 incident. The OPD investigation was completed on April 4.