Wetumpka police officer suspended for reportedly harassing stude - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Wetumpka police officer suspended for reportedly harassing student

File Photo (Source: WSFA 12 News) File Photo (Source: WSFA 12 News)
WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) -

An officer with the Wetumpka Police Department will be suspended for two days without pay following an internal investigation that shows he reportedly harassed a student at the request of her father on August 7th.

The departmental report from acting Chief Lt. Robert Sliwowski to Mayor Jerry Willis, dated August 14th, shows officer David Fletcher violated department and city personnel policies when he went and questioned a student at Wetumpka High School about her current address.

[DOCUMENTS: Investigation of Wetumpka police officer w/redaction (.pdf)]

Following the officer/student conversation, Officer Fletcher then notified school administrators that the girl was living outside of the Wetumpka School zone. The school promptly notified the girl's mother of the violation and informed her the child must be unenrolled.

The child's mother filed an official complaint on August 8th against Fletcher, saying she believes he pulled the girl from class and "questioned her heavily" at the request of her estranged husband, with whom she is in a "heated divorce case".

The mother's complaint says she believes the officer's actions at the request of her husband were, "a ploy to have her removed from school in order to help him gain custody..." The complaint goes on to say Officer Fletcher's actions, "caused tremendous embarrassment to my minor child and I intend to take further action." What further action she intended is not clear.

Following its investigation the WPD determined Fletcher's conduct was 'unbecoming an officer' and his actions were found to be 'excessive, unwarranted, or unjustified'.

WSFA 12 News obtained a copy of the report through a Freedom of Information Act request. Attempts to gain comments from both parties have been unsuccessful

Fletcher's suspension is scheduled for September 10th and 11th.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Senate GOP seeks assurances House won't make health bill law

    Senate GOP seeks assurances House won't make health bill law

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:49 AM EDT2017-07-27 08:49:08 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-07-28 00:49:49 GMT

    Senate Republicans are abandoning hope of truly replacing 'Obamacare' and might settle for a much more modest 'skinny repeal.'

    More >>

    Senate Republicans are abandoning hope of truly replacing 'Obamacare' and might settle for a much more modest 'skinny repeal.'

    More >>
  • New President of GA. C-S-R-A Nursing Association wants to add more nurses

    New President of GA. C-S-R-A Nursing Association wants to add more nurses

    Thursday, July 27 2017 8:39 PM EDT2017-07-28 00:39:52 GMT
    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center new program, Source: WFXGCharlie Norwood VA Medical Center new program, Source: WFXG
    The President of the C-S-R-A Nursing Association in our area is starting her tenure looking for more nurses. Phoebe Burda was recently announced president as she's also the Nurse recruiter for the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. She says the Nation is currently experiencing tough times trying to find and keep nurses - and hopes the fair the VA is having next week will bring out some candidates "We're specifically looking for nurses in our medical searches area, our spinal co...More >>
    The President of the C-S-R-A Nursing Association in our area is starting her tenure looking for more nurses. Phoebe Burda was recently announced president as she's also the Nurse recruiter for the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. She says the Nation is currently experiencing tough times trying to find and keep nurses - and hopes the fair the VA is having next week will bring out some candidates "We're specifically looking for nurses in our medical searches area, our spinal co...More >>
  • House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall

    House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall

    Thursday, July 27 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-07-27 16:48:59 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-07-28 00:21:58 GMT
    The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. (Source: CNN)The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. (Source: CNN)

    The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico...

    More >>

    The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly