4 Suspended From Tallahassee Police

The suspensions were announced Monday.

Tallahassee officials have announced the suspensions of two police officers and two sergeants for their participation in the August arrest of a woman suspected of driving under the influence.

The suspensions were announced Monday.

Christina West suffered a broken bone in her face when police took her to the ground while restraining her. An internal affairs investigation concluded the officers were compliant with "policies and training as they relate to the appropriate use of force."

The unpaid suspensions were levied for failing to provide West with medical attention before she was taken to Leon County Jail and for improperly detailing the incident in police reports.

Officer Chris Omerod's suspension runs 80 hours, while officer Matthew Smidt serves a 40-hour suspension.

Sergeants George Creamer and William Faust both received 20-hour suspensions.

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