Leon County Sheriff’s Depaetment Jarrett Broughton was fired Saturday and charged with aggravated assault for forcing a female colleague to expose her breasts by threatening her with a baton.
The woman who came forward on Thursday told investigators she initially wanted to forget about the incident and worried making a report would jeopardize future job prospects with the sheriff’s office, according to The Tallahassee Democrat.
According to court records, the woman said Broughton drove to Apalachicola National Forest during a ride-along, grabbed his baton and asked her to expose her breasts. She said she feared he would hit her, so she complied.
Broughton’s attorney, Scott Maddox advised him not to answer any questions after he turned himself in to the police.