Cop Watch

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Off-Duty Police Officer Resigns Following Road Rage Incident

APOPKA, Fla. -- An Ocoee police officer quit a day after he was shocked with a Taser when Apopka police were called to the scene of a road-rage incident.

Norman Willis and another off-duty officer said they had been cut off three times by a pickup truck early Thursday when they were confronted by two men in an intersection.

Apopka police say the Ocoee officers got into a fist fight with two men from the pickup, and Willis lost his service pistol in a struggle with a passenger from the pickup. Apopka police shocked Willie as the two men were scuffling.

Willis, 35, was a rookie serving his probationary period when he resigned Friday.

The other officer, Jason Price, has been assigned to desk duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation.