WEAR ABC 3 - Search Results
Two more Crestview officers fired from fallout of Joseph Floyd racketeering trial
CRESTVIEW -- More fallout at the Crestview Police Department.
The chief has now *fired two more police officers as a result of Joseph Floyd's racketeering trial.
Sergeant Matthew Purvines and Officer Zachary Faircloth are terminated as of today.
Chief Tony Taylor says he launched internal investigations into both officers, after reviewing their testimony in the trial of former Crestview Major Joseph Floyd.
Floyd was found guilty of racketeering and faces up to 30 years in prison.
Both Purvines and Faircloth testified at Floyd's trial.
Chief Taylor says the officers disclosed critical breaches of ethics and moral character, including falsifying police reports, not being truthful with a superior officer, and disorderly conduct.
The internal investigations reports will be reviewed by the criminal justice standards and training commission.
That commission will decide whether to suspend or revoke their law enforcement certifications.