On November 27, 2020, 24-year-old Jenny DeLeon was arrested for battery and resisting an officer after investigators say she grabbed a deputy by the wrist and knocked him off balance.

Body-Cam Footage Of 2020 Chokehold By Deputy In Hillsborough County Surfaces

On November 27, 2020, 24-year-old Jenny DeLeon was arrested for battery and resisting an officer after investigators say she grabbed a deputy by the wrist and knocked him off balance.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – On November 27, 2020, 24-year-old Jenny DeLeon was arrested for battery and resisting an officer after investigators say she grabbed a deputy by the wrist and knocked him off balance.

The body-cam video of the November 2020 incident obtained by The Free Press, shows the scene from the moment when Hillsborough County Sheriff Deputy Sean Bush arrived at DeLeon’s home until she was restrained.

In the footage, DeLeon was taken to the ground by Deputy Bush and placed in a chokehold, prior to being tased. Other deputies arrive on the scene to handcuff and shackle DeLeon.

Chokeholds and strangleholds are in violation of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Use Of Force Policy, “8 Can’t Wait,” according to HCSO’s website.

According to the policy established in June of 2020, “We do not teach nor do we condone using chokeholds or strangleholds. Years of experience demonstrate that these types of movements can cause death or great bodily harm, and as a result, law enforcement training categorizes them as deadly force. A Deputy may only use deadly force when the deputy has a reasonable belief that deadly force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to another person, including another deputy. We have included our Use of Force Standard Operating Procedure with this statement which has been developed to meet our mission of keeping our community safe.”

According to the Huff Post, an internal investigation by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said that there was no clear indication that DeLeon, posed a physical threat to anyone during the incident.

Deputy Bush received a letter of reprimand for the November 2020 incident and was required to attend training, the Huff Post reported.

“Following review of body-worn camera video, HCSO launched a thorough and timely internal investigation,” an HCSO spokesperson told the Huffington Post last week in a statement. “It was determined that while responding to the domestic violence incident, the suspect continuously refused to follow commands on scene and was physically combative with the deputy. The suspect grabbed the deputy’s wrist, throwing him off balance, and at that time, the deputy unintentionally briefly used techniques that are not in line with HCSO’s procedures.”

The entire incident can be viewed below. Warning: This video may be disturbing to some viewers and contains language. Deputy Bush arrives at the home at 1:32.



Nearly a year after this incident and her arrest, Jenny DeLeon was murdered by stabbing in Tampa.

DeLeon’s body was discovered by Tampa police around 6 AM on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

The suspect, Damien Marshall, 41, is facing first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Linda Harris and Jenny DeLeon, according to the Tampa Police Department.

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, the body of Jenny DeLeon was discovered by Tampa police around 6 AM.
41-Year-Old Damien Marshall

Harris was found dead in late September in a house on Sligh Avenue that was set to be demolished, according to police.

Two months later in November, Jenny DeLeon was found dead near a home in Sulfur Springs.

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