Lake County deputy fired for ‘reckless behavior’ in ‘Training Day’ incident

Colleagues say he waved weapon around in public

By Louis Bolden – Investigative Reporter May 03, 2017

LAKE COUNTY”, Fla. – A Lake County deputy was fired for “reckless behavior” for waving his gun around in public.

A supervisor said the deputy posed a “serious safety concern to citizens and other deputies,” according to an internal affairs investigative report obtained by News 6.

Deputy Dean Zipes had his department issued handgun in one hand  and a Taser in the other, according to colleagues who witnessed the incident.

He also recited lines and re-enacted a scene from the movie “Training Day,” starring Denzel Washington, according to the report.”


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