State attorney announces use of force review policy in Orange and Osceola counties

Team to review use of force cases

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced a new policy in how her office will handle law enforcement use of force cases in Orange and Osceola counties.

The decision was prompted by a deadly officer-involved shooting at the Colonial Plaza in 2018.

An Orlando police officer was later indicted for manslaughter.

Ayala dropped the charge a week after his arrest.

This prompted Ayala to start a procedure for handling law enforcement use of force cases.

A team will review the cases before Ayala makes a final decision.

She plans to have quarterly publications to outline the number of cases reviewed and cases cleared.