Brickbat: What It Takes to Be Officer of the Year


Former Orlando, Florida, police officer Jonathan Mills has been charged with felony sexual battery by a law enforcement officer and battery. Mills and another officer pulled over a silver Nissan Sentra claiming they had mistaken it for a gray Toyota Corolla police were seeking. The officers determined it was not the vehicle they were looking for, but a passenger said that before the officers released them Mills said he thought the man had marijuana on him. He said Mills grabbed his genitals while searching him. He said Mills then did a body cavity search of him on the side of the road. Mills was the department's 2017 officer of the year, but local media report he also had a record of allegations of racism and lying on reports against him.