An incident that took place two and a half months ago has led to the dismissal of three Floyd County police officers. Keegan Romero, Michael Mitchell and veteran Sgt. Barry Sutton were let go by Chief Bill Shiflett Monday at the end of an internal investigation into an incident that occurred back on June 14th.
Romero and Mitchell apparently pulled on to a construction site to investigate suspicious activity and Romero later admitted that he had intentionally damaged the tires on a suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle had been loaned to the suspect and the county made compensation in excess of $500 for the damaged tires. Sgt. Sutton was let go for not making sure that policies were followed and failing to discipline the officers under his authority. The GBI is also investigating the incident but no criminal charges have been filed at this time.