Florida cop suspended for letting suspects fondle each other

Mail Online | 2/24/2019 | Leah Mcdonald For Dailymail.com
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A Florida police officer has been suspended for letting two shoplifting suspects perform sex acts on each other other in the back of his patrol car without intervening.

An internal investigation into the cruiser ride happened in July 2018, shortly after Fort Pierce Police Officer Doug McNeal took Zachery Moellendick, 23, and Krista Leigh, 24, into custody for shoplifting at a Walmart.

Body - Camera - Footage - McNeal - Walmart

Body camera footage first shows McNeal inside a Walmart, where he encounters Leigh.

Ten minutes later he picks the couple up and puts them in his car.

Report - Couple - Jewelry - Baby - Toy

A report claims the couple had stolen jewelry and a baby toy.

Leigh was handcuffed and placed inside the patrol car but Moellendick, who had been using crutches to help him walk at the time, was never restrained by McNeal.

Drive - St - Lucie - County - Jail

During their drive to St Lucie County jail, video shows the pair 'holding each other, cuddling and kissing' while the Barry White song 'Can’t Get Enough of Your Love,' plays in the background.

A report seen by New York Daily News states: 'Due to Leigh and Moellendick’s body posture and arm movements, it is apparent Moellendick and Leigh are sexually pleasuring each other with their hands.

Minutes - Camera - Couple - Car

'This continues for approximately six minutes.' He then turned his camera on when the couple are in the car.

Officer McNeal also allows Moellendick to smoke a cigarette inside the patrol car, according to the footage which was obtained by WPTV.

Footage - Officer - Passerby - Babies - Couple

In the footage, the officer ignores a passerby who tells him: 'I think they're making babies back there,' referring to the couple fondling of each other.

The report states that during interviews, Leigh stated...
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