DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Daytona Beach police officer is accused of groping a handcuffed woman.
Police Chief Mike Chitwood says 22-year-old Larry Jones was arrested Tuesday and is on administrative leave without pay pending an internal affairs investigation.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1EnxLOe ) reports Jones was hired in March and is still in his probationary period. He is charged with misdemeanor battery and two felonies — false imprisonment and public servant falsifying an official record.
Chitwood says he is "disappointed and disgusted" over the incident.
The arrest warrant states that Jones touched the woman in a sexual manner against her will after her Feb. 10 arrest. She was arrested after calling to confess to an earlier hit-and-run.
When an investigator contacted Jones he said his attorney advised him not to talk.