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LCSO Deputy on administrative leave after elderly woman is bruised during arrest

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 00:41:35-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Lee County Sheriff's Office deputy is on paid administrative leave after an elderly woman was bruised during an arrest.

The deputies made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday.

According to Sheriff Carmine Marceno, the woman was pulled over after running a stop sign earlier this month.

As deputies tried to issue her a ticket, she became very upset.

As she tried to walk away, she was apprehended by an LCSO deputy.

The woman was bruised while the deputy attempted to arrest her.

The deputy has been placed on paid adminstrative leave and LCSO says they will be enhancing their training efforts.

“On this occasion, our deputy failed to use the compassion and common sense that I demand," Marceno said.

Sheriff Marceno says LCSO is trying to pay for her citations.

“I have a 92 year old grandmother named nan," Sheriff Marceno said.

"And I can say if this had happened to her words could not express how Id feel or what id want to say or do”