Media Coverage

Andrew J. Scott III, former Chief of Police for Boca Raton, Florida, is frequently interviewed by the media on current news topics relating to police car chases, excessive use of force, electro-muscular disruption devices (EMDD), and TASER® weapons. Recent quotes appear below.

News Nation –

June 10, 2021

Men drugged and targeted in robberies by women they meet while out

WAFB 9 –

April 6, 2021

THE INVESTIGATORS: Jackson deputy marshal accused of choking teen arrested, fired from previous law enforcement agency

WAFB 9 –

February 21, 2021

Mayor Broome, BRPD Chief asks judge to release body camera footage of incident involving juvenile

KJRH News –

August 10, 2020

A look at ‘use of force’ policy within Tulsa Police Department after deadly shootings over the weekend

KSTP Eyewitness News –

July 24, 2020

JUSTIFYING THE FORCE: Initial description of George Floyd’s death fits larger pattern at MPD

KVUE News –

June 15, 2020

Austin police investigating after video shows officer kneeling on teenage protester

AP News –

June 7, 2020

Duty to Intervene: Floyd Cops Spoke Up but Didn’t Step In

TRT World –

May 29, 2020

Neck restraints: George Floyd’s Death Points to Recurring Pattern in Police Brutality

USA Today –

May 28, 2020

George Floyd death: Experts say knee-to-neck restraint is dangerous, but Minneapolis allows it.

Channel 7 News, Miami –

January 14, 2020

Investigation: Hollywood cops engaged in ‘unauthorized’ police chase of last year’s ‘Wheels Up, Guns Down’ riders

ABC News –

November 11, 2019

‘Egregious’: Medical alerts, tripped alarms and open doors have all gotten people killed by police at their homes.

The Ledger –

September 30, 2013

Impact of State Attorney’s ‘Death Letter’ Characterized as Irrevocable

Fox 28 WFLX –

June 5, 2013

West Palm Beach police whistleblower fired

The Ledger –

February 22, 2013

Police Chief, Public Information Officer Have Close Ties

Baltimore Sun –

February 16, 2013

Missteps in trainee shooting ran afoul of standards, experts say

New York Post –

January 17, 2013

President Obama unveils his gun-reform proposals, setting off a battle in Congress

Homeland Security –

January 16, 2013

Options for Consideration Active Shooter Preparedness Video

MTV News –

January 15, 2013

Did the Egg Raid of Justin BieberR’s House Go Too Far?

Orlando Sentinel –

August 17, 2012

Expert: Officer’s takedown maneuver on elderly man was ‘uncontrolled’

Nevada Public Radio, KNPR –

August 6, 2012

Looking Forward with Metro’s “Use of Force” Policy

Polk State College –

July 3, 2012

Polk State Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety Belongs to Elite Group

National Public Radio (NPR) –

March 22, 2012

Police Chief In Sanford, Fla. To Step Aside. Chief Bill Lee says he has become a distraction in the Trayvon Martin case

The Ledger, Lakeland, FL –

March 16, 2012

Autopsy concludes police restraints killed Winter Haven man; Winter Haven’s Adam Johnson died after repeated jolts from a Taser

Orlando Sentinel –

March 10, 2012

Sheriff changes use-of-force policy after review of deputy-involved shootings

Seattle Weekly –

February 23, 2011

Cops Gone Wild

The Ledger –

January 12, 2011

State Accreditation 2 Years Away for Lakeland Police Department

The Ledger –

June 12, 2010

Paul Leslie’s Record Raises Questions About Polk Sheriff’s Policies

Willamette Week –

April 14, 2010

Above The Law

Press of Atlantic City –

March 30, 2010

Bridgeton man charged in high-speed chase that ends in death of 81-year-old Vineland man

USA Today –

March 15, 2010

Automakers’ competition fierce for law-enforcement fleets