Gainesville Police Reviewing Complaint Against Officer From Viral Photo


Gainesville police are reviewing a complaint against one of the three officers seen in what has become known as the “hot cops” photo.

The officer, Michael Hamill, is the one in the middle of the photo, which has gained national attention after it was posted Sunday to the Gainesville Police Department’s Facebook page.

“Several citizens have brought information to our attention regarding a complaint against Officer Hamill,” police spokesman Ben Tobias wrote in a news release.

Tobias doesn’t note in the release if Hamill being in the photo prompted citizens to contact police.

Tobias said he won’t be releasing further information because of confidentiality requirements for complaints under Florida law.

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