After grabbing another officer’s throat and shouting at her last year, a Florida police officer has been charged with felony battery.
Multiple body cameras captured Sgt. Christopher Pullease arrived on the scene of an ongoing investigation in November 2021 shortly after being captured by multiple body cameras. Last week, the charges against Pullease were made public.
Pullease got out of his patrol car and began to shout expletives at the suspect. He was already in handcuffs and was inside another patrol vehicle, the door still open.
“If you ever give disrespect to my f—ing officers I will remove your f—ing soul from your f—ing body,” Pullease yells at the suspect while leaning into the vehicle.
A female officer then grabs Pullease by his belt and pulls him away. The sergeant spins and grabs the fellow officer by the throat, pushing her backward before letting his hand fall to grab her vest’s shoulder strap.
“No. Sir, sir,” the female officer can be heard saying.
“Don’t ever f—ing touch me again,” Pullease says, still holding on to her vest. “Get the f— off me.”
Pullease releases her, and she turns toward the suspect while several other officers quietly observe.
The sergeant is a 21-year-old veteran of the Sunrise Police Department. He was initially placed on desk duty just days after the incident but has been criminally charged.
“I find this behavior disgusting”. “I think the video speaks for itself,” Sunrise police chief Anthony Rosa said to a local news station.
Pullease could spend up to five years in prison for the felony Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer charge, one year for assaulting a Law Enforcement Officer, and 60 days for assaulting a civilian.
Another charge of evidence tampering is also against him. This stems from an incident in January where he allegedly tampered with his cellphone.