Brevard County sheriff: Harm animals and ‘I am personally going to walk your butt into our jail’ | WFTV
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted a strongly worded warning to residents who harm animals after a man was arrested Friday on animal cruelty charges.
“If you harm an animal in Brevard County I am personally going to walk your butt into our jail and slam the door shut in your face!!” Ivey’s post on the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page reads.
Wayne Ivey was still on assignment in Brevard County by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement when Albert Flowers’ brutal Melbourne police beat-down took place. Mr. Flowers was 66 at the time, and suffered from dementia. The matter police had been summoned to address was related to his dementia, and had already been resolved.
The officers weren’t interested in talking. At all. They were interested in kicking, beating and tazing an elderly black man. This is apparent from the attempt to disable their dashcam, which only disabled the audio.
When the Melbourne police chief didn’t fire the officers and the 18th Judicial Circuit failed to prosecute them, Ivey did not take it upon himself, as an FDLE Resident Agent, to personally walk the officers’ butts to jail and slam the door in their faces, although it seems he should have been able to, given the mission of the FDLE:
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement promotes public safety and domestic security in partnership with local law enforcement agencies across Florida. Our members work to prevent, investigate and solve crimes while protecting Florida’s citizens and visitors. Our fundamental values are service, integrity, respect and quality.
Ivey’s inaccurate self-portrayals will never erase the harm he’s done by supporting rogue public servants instead of the public, decade after decade. I hope someone films it when a legitimate law enforcement officer walks Ivey’s butt to jail and gently closes the door in his face. (Slamming doors is unnecessary and unprofessional. WFTV should have picked up on that, and everything else I mentioned.) I hope that it will bring some comfort to Albert Flowers family, who probably have some doubts about whether he’s able to presently rest in peace.