Orlando police officer at center of use of force investigation

in Orlando News & Events


ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando police officer was placed on administrative duty after a use of force was caught on camera

The Orlando Police Department said the investigation was sparked by an arrest of a burglary suspect last month.

The video appears to show an officer kicking Michael Von Bristol while another officer helps take control.

Seconds later, an officer is seen holding the suspect by the hair and dragging him.

“When he came out, he came out with a big old knot on his face,” said Lee Cummings, who owns Lee’s Auto Repair. “I was wondering where that knot came from.”

Cummings showed Channel 9 the surveillance video that was recorded at his business, where the suspect was hiding.