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Updated: 10/05/2016 08:30:04AM

Fired officer seeking back his job

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De’aonte Broome


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A Bartow police officer, who was fired Sept. 26, has filed a grievous against the Bartow police chief in his hope to be reinstated.

Officials said Officer De’aonte Broome lied to officials during an investigation into him and a girl in the police department’s Explorer program. While an internal investigation found there was no inappropriate behavior between Broome and the youth, the fact that he lied to investigators meant he got what is known as the “death letter” from the state attorney’s office.

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