A detective in Florida has been arrested and suspended after a battery charge on Friday stemming from an interaction at the Sheriff’s Office Substation.
According to investigators, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Nicholis Joseph Whiteman, 38, was arrested Friday for misdemeanor battery after an incident with another Detective.
Sgt. Whiteman was charged following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office.
He is suspended without pay pending an Internal Affairs investigation, according to investigators.
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Sgt. Whiteman grabbed the 46-year-old male Detective and put him in a wrestling-type hold without his consent while both were at the Sheriff’s Office Substation on Plantation Key on Oct. 12, 2022.
The Detective sustained minor injuries and is currently unable to return to work.
“This matter will be fully investigated and I will take appropriate action,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay.
Sgt. Whiteman is stationed in the Upper Keys. He has been employed by the Sheriff’s Office since Oct. 27, 2008.