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Sarasota Police Chief Resigns

Bernadette DiPino's resignation will take effect on 5 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 29.

By Staff January 27, 2021

Outgoing Sarasota police chief Bernadette DiPino

Outgoing Sarasota police chief Bernadette DiPino

Bernadette DiPino has resigned as chief of police for the Sarasota Police Department, effective 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. City Manager Marlon Brown has accepted the resignation and executed a separation agreement on behalf of the City. DiPino, who earlier this month came under fire for joking about using a Taser on a mentally ill homeless man, was appointed as Sarasota’s chief of police in December 2012. The process of appointing an interim chief of police will begin immediately.

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