Body cam allegedly shows deputy stealing suspect's cash

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The deputy was seen apparently taking money out of a suspect's wallet and pocketing the bills.

A Volusia County deputy accused of stealing money out of people's wallets has resigned.

Sheriff Mike Chitwood said had John Braman not resigned, he was likely going to fire the deputy, according to ABC affiliate WFTV.

Braman, 33, could face criminal charges down the line.

The resignation comes as the Sheriff's Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement began investigating Braman this month for allegedly turning off his body camera and taking money from the wallets of people he arrested during DUI stops.

He's not been arrested or charged with anything related to those allegations.

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"Integrity is the cornerstone of any law enforcement officer's career. Once you lose your integrity, you've lost your ability to be an effective law enforcement officer," said Sheriff Mike Chitwood in a statement released on YouTube.

Chitwood is now calling for his deputies to always have their body cameras on.

He said Braman would turn off his camera when he allegedly stole money from people's wallets during an arrest.



Chitwood now wants to make sure those cameras are rolling for the entire call.

"The whole purpose of the body camera is to protect the officer, protect the community and show transparency," Chitwood said.

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