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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office says Jean Barreto was severely burned when a deputy discharged a Taser at Wawa gas pump with gas on the ground and started a fire. Photo: Nejame Law
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Osceola County sheriff recommends misdemeanor charge against deputy blamed for setting man on fire


Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez is recommending a misdemeanor charge against one of his deputies after a dirt bike rider was set on fire at a Wawa in Orange County. Lopez says his office has filed a probable cause affidavit with the State Attorney’s Office for culpable negligence against Deputy David Crawford. In a prepared statement, State Attorney Monique Worrell’s office said: “Upon receipt of the information from the Sheriff’s Office, the State Attorney’s Office will review the case, conduct any supplemental investigation needed, and file the appropriate charges.” At a press conference Thursday, Lopez showed video from Feb. 27 of the dirt biker rider driving “recklessly” and being followed by a helicopter for about 30 minutes. Lopez said deputies …
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