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Florida Cop Accused of Racism, Brutality and Sexual Assault Named Officer of the Year | The Root

A Florida police chief said he will review his department’s process of handing out its annual Officer of the...

A Florida police chief said he will review his department’s process of handing out its annual Officer of the Year award after its most recent recipient was also named in two excessive force lawsuits and a citizen review board called his conduct “unprofessional and racist.”

In February, the Orlando Police Department named Jonathan Mills its 2019 Officer of the Year for being a leader, a proactive officer and a motivator, the Orlando Sentinel reports. According to the award’s requirements, the person receiving the honor must display “outstanding job performance, dedication to duty, unsullied moral character, exceptional community service and professional police image.”

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