ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County Deputy MP James Montiel shot and killed Salaythis Melvin in August 2020. Video from a body camera shows Melvin running in the parking lot before falling to the ground after Montiel fired his gun.
The sheriff’s office confirmed that Montiel had fired the fatal shot.
The gunfight the deputy was involved in sparked weeks of protests when parishioners demanded to see a video with a body camera and fire Montiel.
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Last week the sheriff’s office confirmed that Montiel is back on duty, an investigative role in the bureau’s criminal investigation department.
It is standard Florida Department of Law Enforcement protocol to investigate proxy shootings.
The FDLE conducted an independent investigation into Melvin’s death and reported its findings to prosecutors last November.
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