An Orange County sheriff’s deputy has received a written reprimand for a comment he made after arresting a suspected murderer. Deputy Taylor Atlee’s body-worn camera recorded him saying, “They should just let us take him out back and kill him.” An internal investigation was conducted, and Atlee was reprimanded for unsatisfactory performance. The investigation is ongoing, and the suspect is facing a possible death sentence. Erik Sandoval reported
An Orange County sheriff’s deputy in Florida has received a written reprimand for a comment he made following the arrest of a suspected murderer. Deputy Taylor Atlee was captured on his body-worn camera on February 22, as he and other deputies apprehended 19-year-old Keith Moses in a Pine Hills neighborhood. Moses was wanted for a series of shootings that day, which resulted in the deaths of three people and the injury of two others. One of the victims was Nathacha Augustin, who was found shot on Hialeah Street. Later that day, Moses allegedly shot 9-year-old T’yonna Major and her mother, Brandi Major, at their home on Harrington Drive, before returning to Hialeah Street and shooting Spectrum News Reporter Dylan Lyons and photographer Jesse Walden. Walden and Brandi Major survived the attacks. In a disturbing incident caught on camera, a first responder can be heard expressing concern for the injured girl, to which Deputy Atlee responded by suggesting they “take [Moses] out back and kill him.” An internal investigation was launched by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office following the incident. The results of the investigation revealed that the comment made by Atlee on the body camera footage was inappropriate and should not have been said. Atlee admitted that his emotions got the best of him in the heat of the moment and expressed regret for his remark. He acknowledged that his comment reflected poorly on him and stated that he would not make a similar comment in the future. As a result of the sustained complaint, Atlee has received a written reprimand for his unsatisfactory performance. The Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on the investigation. Meanwhile, Keith Moses is currently facing charges of murder and may be sentenced to death if convicted..