Attorney for deputy accused of pointing gun at Lyft driver claims self defense
Orange County Sheriff John Mina said on Monday that if the allegations of aggravated assault with a firearm against now-suspended Deputy Troy Heyer are true, he will fire him. [PREVIOUS: Deputy arrested for pointing gun at Lyft driver, police say]The Lyft driver told police he had dropped off Heyer at his Lake Nona-area home and sat in Heyer’s driveway to file a complaint with Lyft when Heyer approached with a gun, according to the report, and asked, “What are you doing here?”The Lyft driver said he feared for his life. “Troy Heyer stated he did not know anything about the incident and that we woke him up,” police wrote. “Troy Heyer stated he used Uber or Lyft to get home. Lyft released the following statement regarding the incident:“Safety is fundamental to Lyft and we have a strict no weapons policy.
Deputy arrested for pointing gun at Lyft driver, police say
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. An Orange County deputy pointed a gun at a rideshare driver outside his home Saturday morning, according to authorities. After a few minutes, the driver looked up and saw Heyer pointing a gun at him while asking, What are you doing here? records show. Authorities said the driver was in fear for his life and thought Heyer was going to shoot him. As law enforcement officers, we must be held to the highest standards of conduct whether on duty or off duty," Orange County Sheriff John Mina said. The Orange County Sheriffs Office has also initiated an internal investigation.