Internal Affairs Reports for TPD Officer

Posted at 10:38 PM, Feb 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-11 17:45:33-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., (WTXL) - Internal Affairs reports for a Tallahassee police officer, who is currently on *paid* administrative leave, show there have been several charges on him in the past.

Officer David Stith was involved in an officer involved shooting at Shadow Ridge Apartments on West Tharpe Street last week.

Stith was responding to a burglary call when he and the suspect, Jeremy Lett, got in a "physical altercation" and that is when, police say, Stith shot Lett.

Lett later died.

Previous to this incident, officer Stith has had multiple internal charges against him.

Records show, on February 9, 2010, Stith was charged with discharging a weapon. 

According to the report, Stith responded to a call of a person, who had a big dog with him, being drunk and acting disorderly.  It says officers repeatedly asked the intoxicated man to put the dog away, but instead he let the dog go. That's when it ran towards officer Stith in an aggressive manner so he shot the dog.

It was found to be a justified shooting.

A second charge, on November 3, 2011, for improper procedure and improper conduct was brought on following a complaint made by a man who says Stith used excessive force, and "smashed" his lip on the trunk of his car.

There was also an incident on May 24, 2013 when, the report states, he walked into a girl scouts office and caused a disturbance by yelling and cursing.  The report says this boiled over after his wife left their daughter at the dentist's office for hours.

And there have been other charges for improper procedure and improper conduct.

Including one on September 6, 2013, when records state Officer Stith failed to document a call for service regarding a domestic battery.

And another, on October 19, 2013, for improper conduct while interacting with a Leon County Deputy at a traffic scene.