City Commissioner Calls Cop "Rogue" as he Receives Deputy of the Month Award

The Broward sheriff's deputy arrested him in 2015 for recording in public.

In a refreshing moment of honesty, a South Florida city commissioner called a Broward County sheriff's deputy a "rouge police officer" during a ceremony in which the deputy was receiving a "Deputy of the Month" award.

Tamarac City Commissioner Mike Gelin said Broward County sheriff's deputy Joshua Gallardo arrested him four years earlier on false charges while he was trying to record an investigation into two men who had been fighting in front of a Salvation Army.

Tamarac City Council Member Mike Gelin

Gelin was charged with resisting arrest without violence which is the go-to contempt of cop charge in Florida, especially against citizens who record cops in public. Gelin said the charge was dismissed after prosecutors viewed his video from the incident in 2015.

According to WSNV:

“It’s good to see you again. You probably don’t remember me, but you’re the police officer who falsely arrested me four years ago,” Gelin said to Gallardo. “You lied on the police report. I believe you are a rogue police officer. You’re a bad police officer, and you don’t deserve to be here.”

According to the arrest report, a fight between two men in front of a Salvation Army location left one man bleeding. Gelin, who was a witness, began recording the BSO response.

Gallardo said he asked Gelin “to move back, that this a crime scene. He advised he was recording the incident, and that he did not have to move.”

“I advised him he could continue to record, but that he would have to move back behind the bushes to the east side to provide space for when rescue comes,” Gallardo said in the report. “He failed to comply with my commands to move from the area … While attempting to handcuff the subject, he pulled his hands away from me and put his phone in his pocket.”

Tamarac Mayor Michelle Gomez was quick to do damage control over Gelin's controversial comments.

“I did not think it was appropriate," she said. "It was a personal comment of something that happened in his personal life being aired in the wrong form, wrong place, wrong time.”

Gelin did not release his video to the media but offered the following statement.

“I have no comment other than to say that I had a frank conversation with [Broward] Sheriff Tony, and we will move forward from this issue in a positive and constructive manner. I know I did not do anything wrong that day, yet I was arrested. When I shared the video with the State Attorney’s Office to prove that I did nothing wrong, they declined to file charges against me.”

Jeff Bell, president of the Broward sheriff's union, suggested the commissioner should punish Gelin for expressing his opinion.

“I hope that the commission of the city of Tamarac does not agree with Commissioner Gelin’s statement on that,” BSO Deputies Association President Jeff Bell said. “That cannot be the representation that the citizens of Tamarac expected from this commissioner, and it cannot be a behavior that’s tolerated by the city commission to be deemed acceptable.”

Deputy Gallardo was winning a Deputy of the Month award for the month of April 2019 for arresting a man who had a murder warrant from another country.

Listen to Gelin's comments in the video above.

Comments (37)
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Bergman
Bergman

Fun fact: It's not illegal in Florida to resist a false arrest without violence.

David Saint
David Saint

and there it is, the real issue. "how dare he criticize the police publicly for violating his rights. WE, the cops, are the real victims!"

gjohnson5
gjohnson5

Unfortunately any comment condemning the officer probably would have had a negative reaction from the mayor and police commissioner, regardless of the forum. Unfortunately we are turning into a police state where talking bad about any cop any time will have repercussions and retaliation as a result. At some point, our law enforcement does need to be held accountable for falsifying reports and lying about the charges

AirWolf
AirWolf

Well hopefully that Council Member wont get Re-Elected. While what the cop did was wrong, the Courts are the proper forum for addressing it when you are wronged. Not an Awards Ceremony. All you accomplished was to show how petty & vindictive you are so hence, I hope you are not allowed to hold Public Office in the future. And would you care to elaborate if the Ticket & Arrest was dimissed and possibly expunged. And did you file a complaint with the Sheriffs Office ? All things you have a Legal right to do. Not to even mention you could have file a Civil Suit & posssibly been awarded $$$, were you. But instead you want to Piss on something completly unrelated because you got your Butt Hurt. NO SYMPATHY NOW for you.

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Dbwoo81
Dbwoo81

Yummy yummy, airwolf loves cop cummy in his tummy!

Gilwill
Gilwill

Let me get this right. You have no problem with a police officer lying about members of the community. A city councilman at that. Not even thinking about the other people that has been abused by this same police officer. Noooooo, you are mad at the councilman for calling this crooked cop out. Thank You for showing your racist bias for everyone to see.

AirWolf
AirWolf

Yes I have a Big Problem with what the Police person did and I hope that the City Council member addressed it thru the proper channels to hold this Police person (sorry I dont like call them Officers as that implies respect I learned from when I was in the Military. Too many Police people dont deserve Respect for the way they act) Accountable. That includes Civil Court relief as well as Internal Affair Complaint. But that does not give justification for this Elected Official to act the way he did. He is maybe WORSE acting because he was elected by the people to repersent them and this was not what I would want someone I voted for acting out like.

AirWolf
AirWolf

Well we know you have no problem giving hummers. I bet you would be real popular in the county lockup , face down & Butt Up for everyones pleasure.

Gilwill
Gilwill

Again you want to kill the messenger. And straight out ignor the message. Because he didn't do it the way you like it. First of all, who wouldn't get mad at a known corrupt police officer receiving a ward honoring supposedly good police officers? He was able to broadcast this officer dirty pass. Bad police officers shouldn't be getting awards like this in the first place. For the city to look over pass atrocities by this officer. Actually says a lot about that city in general.

KobraCola
KobraCola

Hey buddy, how do those boots taste? You sure love lickin 'em, huh.

sampsonnite
sampsonnite

Actually I dont agree with you one bit. Courts have proven to be a failure at doing their job when holding their own to the same standards as citizen. This guy is the very reason Id vote for him. He called him out in a very reasonable way. Sadly we have a system that protects state thugs better then the tax sheep. Im for public shaming.

AirWolf
AirWolf

NO, I just expect better decourum out of my Elected Officials. If he had done this in Private, we wouldnt have known about it probably and he could have gotten it off his chest. But for a Public Official to create such an incident in public so as to demean & embarass the Government for its action is wrong.When you are elected to repersent the people, we are not hiring a Clown Show. And that is what he was.

AirWolf
AirWolf

Once again you cant see beyond your own nose. Your hatred cant allow you to see anything other than your own slanted beliefs. I just expect better decourum out of any elected official and stated that this council member should have taken care of this years ago instead of allowing his hatred to become so infected over time. I hold police to a higher standard than common citizens because of the power they are entrusted with. And I will be the first to demand Greater Justice when they violate the law. I also wont refer to them as "Officers" because when I was in the Military, I was shown where Officers are held to a Higher Standard and deserve Respect. Police back in the 70's & 80's had a greater respect for the citizens they protected and I became friends with several when I saw the way they helped out people in the cities they protected. Now, most police I have seen now are nothing more than Bullies with Badges and I try and advocate for them to be held accountable in Civil Courts and their own internal Justice systems. While many feel the results are not always enough, I do know all those complaints are kept on file and eventually there will be a straw that breaks there backs. So get your eyes checked and dont just Pre-Judge everything because you have a Hatred inside of you.

AirWolf
AirWolf

Criminal or Civil courts. I agree that Criminal Courts have a tendencie to give Police a Higher degree of respect and confidence in their testimony. But many people also feel courts failed when they dont get the verdict they want. In Criminal Courts if something is taken to Trial require that 12 common people make the judgement that someone is Guilty. And most case 98% or more usually never go the full length to Trial. Why, because it cost $$$$ to defend yourself and if every person went the whole 9 yards the court system would totally collapse. Now for Civil cases you usually only have 6 in judgement and the standards are a whole lot lower. In criminal trial it is "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt", in a civil trial the standard is more likely than not. A whole lot lower standard. Too many people have preconceived notions about how the Justice system works and most of them are totally wrong. I have studied it & while I have not actually sat & passed a Bar Exam, I very easily could. So I do know a litlle bit about what I talk about.

Islandflyr
Islandflyr

First off, arresting Gilem DOESNOT make the officer corrupt. Just because the State Attorneys office choose not to prosecute doesn’t mean Gilem was innocent. Had he moved back as asked and continued videoing all this would be moot. And if he was so wronged did he file a lawsuit? File a complaint? I think it was all theatrics to see his name in print or possibly for his political base. I have a feeling Sheriff Tony set him straight.

HappyEastender
HappyEastender

Hey, AirHead, the Council member WILL get re-elected, as he picked the PERFECT FORUM to stand up for truth. The BLUEISIS member wronged a member of the community, and did not deserve ANY award.

AirWolf
AirWolf

Time will tell. But I have hope that the majority arent that Brain Dead and will realize he is not looking out for them with tirades like this. It was all bout him and him using his office to promote his own agenda. But we shall see. (And YES I am a Proud TRUMP Supporter because I want to Make America Great Again.)

BigDaddy69
BigDaddy69

You sound like you get your asshole railed by a whole department full of deputies every night.

ehhhhhh
ehhhhhh

Ehh its completley related because a bad cop getting rewarded for being a good one should get called out

AirWolf
AirWolf

But doing so in a Public Forum like that is Ill Mannered. That is something that over the last 40 years I have iobserved has been thrown totally by the way side. But then of course people like you are so slanted toward your own view, you cant see anything else and have no open mindeness. I have advocated for redress under the courts & the Police internal affairs. But he would rather put on a Clown Suit like & try for a show.

eatadickidiot
eatadickidiot

You're a dumb motherfucker. Fucking off yourself, moron.

AirWolf
AirWolf

And now we have heard from the Gay Troll side of things.

Copslayer
Copslayer

Why don’t you move on with your cop loving ass this site is not for your type

Republican4Impchmnt
Republican4Impchmnt

@AirWolf couple things wrong with your comment.

  1. how are you upset over how this public official handled this cop but you're ok with the countless public tirades and Twitter acts by trump? Hypocrisy 101

  2. this elected official went thru the proper channels, filed the complaint followed up and still this cop didn't even get a slap on the wrist. He was proven on video not resisting arrest so they had no choice but to drop the charges. The cops report did not match the video at all. So what's wrong with free speech condemning this wrongfully awarded officer?

  3. you know damn well everytime victims have gone to civil suit for criminal police activity you have come out and called them freeloaders or that they're just looking for a pay day.

Be a man for once in your life

German Lady
German Lady

@AirWolf Gelin was very inappropriate .Wrong time and place to air personal grievances.He showed his IQ and his behind. These Cops put their life on the line for us every day;They are my Heros.

Kaleo
Kaleo

Mike Gelin,

Was MOST EXCELLENT in calling out that rogue cop.

Cops think it's illegal to be black in this country. Lying, bullying, assault, battery, racial-ethnic profiling, and outright murder are the illegal customs-of-practice that cops use every day, every incident, everywhere, in the United States.

It is not illegal to be black in the AMERICA I fought for.

Mrobbnc
Mrobbnc

Airwolf, appropriate name. Full of hot air! Worse, your a pig lover! You have real nerve, opening your mouth, had you not been so defensive of the pig, and actually read the story you would KNOW he was not charged for his False Arrest by that nazi power abusive pig! Petty you say? Are you so stupid as to think civil rights are petty? He should be praised for humiliating that pig. Read, Think, and Understand before you defend the wrong guy next time

AirWolf
AirWolf

OH and the Haters keep on hating. Wonder if a Cop was to walk up and hand you a $100.00 if you would keep on hating. Probably because you are so jaded you know of no other way. Well I look for the Truth and what is right. Not just Blank Hating because.

Bill Vapes
Bill Vapes

This mother fucker's writing paragraphs to defend himself lol

Chrome Dome
Chrome Dome

That’s just simply how they are.when people tell the truth it’s never the right time because I’m sure when he told the upper authorities they ignored him and I say KUDOS to him for putting him out there like that because he for anybody else knows might have been encouraged to keep doing that same thing,violating his rights and other people’s rights to film and I wholeheartedly knows that he surely do and feels ashamed,but then again he probably doesn’t feel any shame because he’s a EDOMITE!😎

Copslayer
Copslayer

Don’t the cops always say people should use their words. This cop doesn’t like accountability