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Tampa police chief who asked to get out of traffic stop put on leave

Tampa has placed its police chief on administrative leave after officer-worn camera footage showed her using her position as chief to get out of a traffic stop on Nov. 12. 

Chief Mary O’Connor and her spouse were riding in a golf cart in Oldsmar, Florida, a city near Tampa, when they were stopped by a Pinellas County, Florida Sheriff deputy for not having a license plate, the Tampa Police Department said in a statement. 

In the video posted on the department’s YouTube channel, O’Connor asks the deputy “Are you recording,” and then tells him “I’m the police chief in Tampa… I’m hoping that you’ll just let us go tonight,” as she shows him her badge.

“You looked familiar,” the deputy responds, before letting the couple go. 




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