BSO Deputy Accused of Shouting Racial Slur, Flipping the Bird, and Stealing Woman's Stuff

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Broward Sheriff's Deputy Paul Pletcher is on paid vacation administrative leave after a woman accused the deputy of making a racial slur, giving her the finger, then proceeding to steal her cellphone and driver's license.

Neyda Osorio, a Hispanic woman, called Plantation police after she says Pletcher -- who was off duty, but in his patrol car -- pulled her over near Broward Boulevard and State Road 7.

Osorio's attorney told CBS 4 the deputy made racial slurs towards Osorio before telling her "essentially to go back where she came from."

She told police Pletcher then flipped her the bird, which she returned right back at the deputy.

Osorio says she was then pulled over by Pletcher, who noticed that Osorio's friend was recording the confrontation on her cellphone.

Pletcher is accused of reaching into Osorio's truck and grabbing the phone, which was later found in the area in a couple pieces after a search warrant was executed by Plantation cops.

Osorio says Pletcher then grabbed her driver's license and green card, taking the license but sending the green card right back into her face.

That's when Pletcher drove away, and Osorio went to a nearby security guard and asked him to call 9-1-1.

According to the search warrant carried out by Plantation police, the video was recovered from the cellphone, and BSO investigators identified the deputy as being Pletcher.

Osorio's license is still missing, and Pletcher reportedly never contacted dispatch while pulling over Osorio.

This is the first time Pletcher has been investigated by BSO -- except for that time in 2007, when he was involved in a crash in his patrol car that proved to be fatal for a motorcyclist in Pompano Beach, according to his attorney. Pletcher was cleared of any wrongdoing in that event.

Pletcher joined the BSO in 2004, two years after his application was rejected due to his driving record, which included a 1995 citation for driving 105 mph in a 55-mph zone.

As of this point, no charges have been filed against Pletcher, and the video hasn't been released by the cops in Plantation.


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13 comments
YONICK
YONICK

Am I supposed to be suprized? I got pulled over for an "Obstructed Florida Plate", my dealer bracket covered the word-SUNSHINE STATE-, they found a half joint-and cost me 8 trips to court. After a year when the lead Judge got to see the motion to dismiss, she was pissed at police for wasting mine and the Courts time. Oh yea they were Cops(3)I saw on COPS, 3 wks after my ordeal~I now live in CA, where the Cops have a PRIORITY, serve! protect! There seems  to be more than a few bad apples in BSO~ 

brit
brit

She's spanish, she has to sue, how else willl she be able to support herself?

David Kitchen
David Kitchen

Paul is an incredible man. He has been a guest in my house, and a friend outside of it. There is no way this crap holds up- He is decent and kind. You can all go to hell. This is another story of someone driving like crap and getting pulled over, and not liking the consequences. Unfortunately, the media would rather write a wrong story about "BAD POLICE" because it sells more, than they would rather write about a good public servant who caught someone driving like a moron. 

Dominick G
Dominick G

Most Police are very honorable and it is unfortunate that the bad apples make the entire bunch rotten.  Every profession has its bad apples and lets not let this bad apple disparage the good reputation of many fine Law Enforcement Officers.  If the allegations are true then BSO is obligated to rid their Agency of this cancer. 

Ft. Lauderdale Resident
Ft. Lauderdale Resident

BSO officer possibly suffering from a tad bit of the Roid Rage....uh, I meant Road Rage. 

unowho
unowho

Fire the POS now!!!

Jakerego21
Jakerego21

Only 3cops, lol you are lucky they did not call out the tactical team. They probably were busy killing someone's dog, after to protect and to serve,,,,, their best interests.. Be glad you moved away from this nuthouse

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

......................well then BSO stupidity is certainly falling right into her wishes and it looks from the VIDEO this buffoon cop has given her more than enough reason to SUE

the question is HOW do BSO officers "support" themselves now that ROTHSTEIN is gone

drewsco
drewsco

Totally irrelevant and quite stereotypical. 

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

................so why did he LIE ? who is defending his actions now ? and further without that VIDEO you know his position would have been against an innocent woman - right ?

he knew he was wrong so he tries to destroy EVIDENCE, factual evidence, isn't that what a BSO officer does when he's caught ?

so his actions were deplorable BUT instead of appolgizing he LIEs ?

a "decent" guy doesn't LIE, a weasel LIEs, when he's caught = period

Marlins4lif
Marlins4lif

Yea right. Not looking good for ur buddy is it? It's all on tape just watched it. He will be in jail for years.

drewsco
drewsco

Well tell me, is he is such a good man, why didn't he file an incident report after this incident occured? He could have presented his version of the events. The fact that he didn't follow up on this incident suggests that he knew his conduct was inappropriate. The fact that you percieve him to be an incredible person is irrelevant.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

............................"BSO can be bought because BSO is for sale".........that is their motto as we see with SCOTT ROTHSTEIN and many other "supporters"

BSO only attracts those like BSO Sheriff JENNE who are "bad apples" and if you look at the organization back when you will see it has always been UNprofessional and corrupt from the TOP down = period

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