The police officer who took LuAnn De Lesseps into custody at the end of 2017 is back in the headlines after suddenly losing his job.
According to a new report, Deputy Steven O’Leary, who was assaulted by the Real Housewives of New York City star during her controversial Christmas Eve arrest, has been fired from his job in Martin’s County, Florida.
On January 15, The Blast revealed the announcement regarding the officer’s firing came from Sheriff William Snyder, who accused Deputy Steven of making unsubstantiated arrests during a news conference on Tuesday in Florida.
As the outlet explained, Sheriff William said Deputy Steven made three separate narcotics arrests but after testing the supposed drugs, it was determined that there was no actual evidence of narcotics and the nine people arrested were released from crudity.
Over an 11-month probationary period, Deputy Steven reported 80 drug-related offenses. Now, officials are going back and re-testing the evidence he submitted.
In December 2017, Deputy Steven took LuAnn into custody and charged her with several crimes, including felony battery on an officer, disorderly intoxication, and resisting arrest with violence. Days later, photos of Deputy Steven were released that showcased the facial injuries he sustained during the arrest.
Following the arrest, LuAnn struck a deal with prosecutors that required her to attend AA meetings and avoided spending any additional time behind bars. Meanwhile, Deputy Steven was transferred from his Palm Beach department to a job in Martin’s County.
Below is a video of Tuesday’s news conference.
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