Orlando police detective violated code of conduct

Angel Burgos accused of forcing woman to perform sexual acts in patrol car

By Erik Sandoval - Reporter

ORLANDO, Fla. - Investigators with the Orlando Police Department's Internal Affairs division have determined a former detective violated the department's code of conduct and recommended his termination.

Officer Angel Burgos was accused of forcing a woman to perform sexual acts inside his patrol car during an investigation in December.

In March, the Office of the State Attorney declined to prosecute Burgos, saying, "(They) cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the activity was coerced or forced."

The Orlando Police Department conducted its own internal investigation, which lasted five months.

During the course of the investigation, Burgos refused to testify, choosing instead to resign and collect his pension.

According to documents obtained by News 6, the Police Department's Internal Affairs investigators sustained the allegations that he violated the department's code of conduct and recommended he be fired.

News 6 also found out the victim, identified only as Jane Doe, intends to sue the city.

Her attorney sent an "intent to sue" letter to Mayor Buddy Dyer, which claims "she has suffered severe psychological and emotional damages and distress. She essentially has not been the same since this incident, and the consequences may be long lasting, if not permanent."

In April, the victim told News 6 she was not giving up her fight for justice.

"He did something that I refuse to do," she said. "He quit. I won't quit, and I won't give up, but that's what he chose to do."

News 6 spoke with Doe's attorney, Ken Swartz, who said he and his client are pleased with the results of the Police Department's investigation, although, he said, they haven't seen the final report.

The report's findings will be forwarded to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which will decide if Burgos will be able to work as a police officer anywhere in the state again.

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