- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A Sanford police lieutenant has resigned a month after a woman said he had punched and head-butted her while off-duty.

Sanford police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said Thursday that Lt. Joseph Santiago had given his notice of resignation earlier this week. The resignation was made retroactive to last month.

The woman told detectives that the lieutenant struck her during a night of drinking at bars. He was arrested on a charge of domestic battery. Court records show he entered a plea of not guilty.

Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith said in a statement that Santiago’s off-duty behavior didn’t comport with the standards of the police department.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide