The City of Titusville, Florida / Police / NewsDetective Placed on Leave, Video Being InvestigatedThursday, December 28, 2017
A Titusville Police Department Detective has been placed on Administrative Leave pending the conclusion of an Internal Affairs Investigation.
A cell phone video surfaced on social media that captured an arrest in Titusville by two of our Detectives assigned to the Special Investigations Section (VICE). Upon seeing the video, members of command staff at the police department immediately removed the Detective from his duties and placed him on leave so that a due process investigation can be completed on the use of force during the arrest.
Amari N. Hair, 20 of Titusville, was charged with Possession of Heroin, and Possession of Hydromorphone. He was booked into Brevard County Jail.
We want to assure our community that we are committed to a thorough investigation in this incident and will be completely transparent on our findings.