FL Cop Fired For Tormenting Coworker About COVID

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports:

A Central Florida police officer has been fired following a co-worker’s complaint that he mocked her concerns about the coronavirus and hugged her against her wishes. An internal investigation by the Longwood Police Department also found that Cpl. David Hernandez also misled investigators who probed the allegations against him.

The woman told investigators she made it clear to Hernandez that she feared contracting COVID-19. But Hernandez followed her into her workspace, taunting her about her fears of the coronavirus. The report said Hernandez would touch the woman’s personal items and speak into her phone while joking that he doesn’t have the coronavirus.

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