Charles Hansford

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Service Record

Calhoun County Florida Sheriff's Office

Last Known Status Separated[1]

Tallahassee Florida Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service 2020 - 2022[2]
Last Known Status Terminated[3]

Incident Reports

2022 Battery of Suspect

Surveillance video

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.[3]

Campbell intervened, and pushed Hansford to the ground.[3]

The incident was captured on surveillance and body-worn camera video.[4][5][6]

Response Timeline

Hansford was placed on administrative leave.[2]

On January 24, 2022, Hansford was fired "due to the nature of his actions and failure to follow TPD’s policies and procedures".[2]

In February 2022, Hansford was charged with misdemeanor battery and pleaded not guilty.[3]

On April 22, 2022, Hansford agreed to deferred prosecution. Hansford must surrender his certification and undergo counseling. If Hansford completes the terms by July 26, 2022, the charge will be dropped.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Christopher Cann, Fired TPD officer agrees to never again work in law enforcement, undergo treatment in prosecution deal, Tallahassee Democrat, 2022-06-08
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Tallahassee police officer fired after confrontation at jail, WCTV, 2022-01-24
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Former Tallahassee police officer charged with battery in jail confrontation, WCTV, 2022-03-11
  4. TPD Significant Incident, Tallahassee Police Department YouTube channel, 2022-01-24
  5. TPD Significant Incident - Part 3, Tallahassee Police Department YouTube channel, 2022-01-26
  6. TPD Significant Incident - Part 4, Tallahassee Police Department YouTube channel, 2022-01-26