Posted: Mar 01, 2017 4:25 PM EDT Updated: Mar 02, 2017 10:38 AM EDT
“A Lee County deputy was fired after an internal investigation revealed he used excessive force and lied on official documents.
Deputy Raymond Gallagher was placed under investigation by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in October.
A witness reported to law enforcement that he saw Gallagher use force he didn’t believe looked necessary on a woman during a traffic stop.
The driver of the car involved in the traffic stop turned into a shopping center at Six Mile Cypress and Gladiolus when Gallagher pulled her over. The witness told investigators Gallagher approached the vehicle with his gun drawn, yelled profanities, and pulled the victim from the vehicle. Video from Gallagher’s dashboard camera on his patrol vehicle revealed a similar story.”