“Volusia County, FL — Body cams, according to some studies, may serve to reduce corruption and violence from certain police officers. However, as a recent body camera video out of Florida illustrates, a camera on this cop didn’t even deter his desire to commit theft.
Deputy John Braman, with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, has a history of complaints filed by people he’s arrested — who all claim he robbed them. However, not until this theft was caught on video did his department do anything about it.
On Monday, Braman turned in his resignation after body camera footage — from his own body camera — showed him going through a man’s wallet, take out money, and throw it into the trunk.
The incident took place back on August 1, 2016. However, the body camera video wasn’t released until this week by the State Attorney’s Office.
The State Attorney’s Office, for unknown reasons, held the video for months as the deputy went on with his regular duties. Not until the video was released this week, 6 months after it was taken, was the investigation launched.
It took a Daytona Beach attorney, who specializes in defending DUI cases to bring the video to the attention of investigators. The attorney, Flem Whited said the original video surfaced last year during another case for one of his clients.”