Charles Hansford

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Service Record

Agency Tallahassee Florida Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service 2020 - 2022[1]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]

Incident Reports

2022 Battery of Suspect

On January 17, 2022, Hansford was at the county jail when Officer Edward Campbell brought a DUI suspect in for a breathalyzer test. Hansford and the suspect "appeared to become irritated with one another", with the suspect challenging Hansford to a fight, while Hansford lunged at the handcuffed man, accused the suspect of spitting on him, and put his hands around his throat.[2]

Campbell intervened, and pushed Hansford to the ground.[2]

The incident was captured on surveillance and body-worn camera video.[3][4][5]

Department Response

Hansford was placed on administrative leave.[1]

On January 24, 2022, Hansford was fired "due to the nature of his actions and failure to follow TPD’s policies and procedures".[1]

Legal Action

In February 2022, Hansford was charged with misdemeanor battery and pleaded not guilty.[2]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: bad
Protect & Serve rating: bad
Individual Rights rating: neutral
Accountability and Integrity rating: neutral
Off Duty rating: neutral
Ratings Definitions


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tallahassee police officer fired after confrontation at jail, WCTV, 2022-01-24
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Former Tallahassee police officer charged with battery in jail confrontation, WCTV, 2022-03-11
  3. TPD Significant Incident, Tallahassee Police Department YouTube channel, 2022-01-24
  4. TPD Significant Incident - Part 3, Tallahassee Police Department YouTube channel, 2022-01-26
  5. TPD Significant Incident - Part 4, Tallahassee Police Department YouTube channel, 2022-01-26