The Miami Herald reports that a high-ranking officer in the Monroe County Sheriff’s department instructed another officer to act like a “white supremacist” and a “Neo-Nazi cop” when detaining a black suspect. The officer, named as Capt. Penny Phelps, was recorded and “relieved of her command.”
Phelps was removed from her post as head of the major crimes and narcotics units on Wednesday, according to paperwork released to the Miami Herald Saturday. Ramsay said it is too early in the investigation to comment on whether Phelps could lose her job.
“We have to have all the facts first,” he said Saturday, adding Phelps has been with the sheriff’s office about 18 years and makes about $110,000 a year.
Reached by phone Saturday, Phelps said policy prohibits her from talking about the case.
The Herald has the tapes.