Police Abuse

Long Arm of the Law


Lake County, Florida, sheriff's deputy Matthew Donnelly has been charged with sexual battery. After a night of partying a man flagged down Donnelly because his girlfriend had passed out. Donnelly allegedly put the boyfriend in his patrol car and groped the woman and made inappropriate remarks to her. Donnelly's dashboard camera was turned off for 22 minutes when the assault is supposed to have taken place. But officials say that a sexual examination supported the woman's claims, and they found her DNA on the steering wheel and gear-shift knob of Donnelly's car as well as on his flashlight.