Local News Davie police chief on administrative leave pending investigation

DAVIE, Fla. – Disturbing allegations by Davie Police officers have led to Police Chief Dale Engle being placed on administrative leave. Officers claimed that the police chief suggested that a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy’s death from COVID-19 was somehow linked to his sexuality.

Mike Tucker, chief of staff of the Florida Fraternal Order of Police, sent a letter to the Davie town manager, which brought up an incident involving Engle. Tucker’s letter said on Tuesday that officers and service aides who expressed worry about the virus were sent to a back parking lot. Here, Engle “allegedly berated them, and yelled about a ‘…backstory’ which proclaimed that Deputy Shannon Bennett contracted and died from the

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