Orlando officer, sergeant fired after investigation

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Posted at 10:30 AM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 10:30:00-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A police officer and a sergeant from the Orlando Police Department have been fired following an investigation into the treatment of an inmate in a holding cell.

Officer Peter Delio and Sgt. Michael Faulkner were fired Wednesday following an internal investigation into the incident that began Aug. 12, 2014.

According to the Orlando Sentinel ( ) Robert Liese was arrested that day after he failed to pay a $60 bar tab.

Investigators say Liese was apparently drunk and broke a glass window on his cell door. Delio came into the cell and kneed him in the abdomen. Liese suffered a ruptured spleen, but the investigation revealed that Faulkner didn't respond to his request for medical assistance for 90 minutes.

The investigation found that the officers failed to comply with the department's policies.

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