A police lieutenant has been arrested in Flagler County for Elderly Abuse and battery. Robert Milstead has been a police officer for 32 years and has been with the Flagler Beach Police Department for 3 years. He is charged with yanking a disabled driver out of his car, putting him in handcuffs, and spraying him with pepper-spray during a traffic stop. The battery charge comes from another man who said Milstead used pepper-spray on him as well and called him racist names.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been investigating these allegations and says they have other police officers who were witnesses.