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Havana Police Officer Arrested for Lying Under Oath at Traffic Court

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Posted at 2:13 PM, Aug 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-29 10:23:57-04

HAVANA, FL (WTXL) -- A Havana Police officer was arrested Thursday on charges that he lied under oath.

FDLE Agents began investigating began investigating 41-year-old Shaun Pye several weeks ago at the request of Havana Police Chief Tracy Smith. 

Investigators said that Pye lied under oath in Traffic Infraction Court on Aug. 4, 2014 in Gadsden County when he told the court traffic stops are not recorded and his emergency lights were working properly. 

According to the FDLE, Pye had been told by other another Havana officer that his lights were malfunctioning and that traffic stops have been recorded by Havana PD for more than a year.

"An officer's honesty and integrity are very important to me," said Havana Police Chief R. Tracy Smith. "I feel that we owe our citizens, as well as visitors, a fair, courteous, and professional experience when dealing with our officers."

Pye turned himself in Thursday afternoon and was booked into the Gadsden County Jail on a $5,000 bond and has bonded out.