Deputy Breaks Into Home And Steals Old Man's Drugs

Cooke faced court this week where he was placed on house arrest after posting $28,000 bail

Jason Cooke, a Palm Beach County deputy, was arrested October 19, reports the Daily Mail.

Their statement continued, "Not all of these medications we think were taken from our father, leading us to believe that this was not Officer Cooke's first crime... if Officer Cooke was operating in his official capacity under these medications, it is our belief that he may have posed a significant threat to the public's safety".

A soulless deputy in Florida was arrested after he was caught on CCTV video breaking in a deceased elderly man's home.

Moe Rosoff lived at the home, where he hit his head during a Hurricane Irma power outage and eventually died.

He was rushed to a hospital, where he later died.

They also argued that he "posed a significant threat to the public's safety" because an investigation of his patrol auto produced several types of medication, including some that the family said their father did not take and suggested that this was possibly not the first crime he'd committed. He was arrested on October 19 on several charges, including burglary and larceny. The Rosoff brothers reported the incident, and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office opened an investigation.

In video released by the family, a man holding a flashlight while wearing what appears to be a police uniform can be seen rummaging in a kitchen, and inspecting pill bottles before reaching into his pocket.

Rosoff's children released a statement claiming Cooke entered the home using a garage door entry code from his dispatch log over an hour after officers left, triggering a motion-activated camera.

"Unfortunately sometimes an employee makes a bad decision which leads to misconduct".

Cooke was placed on house arrest after posting $28,000 bail.

Teri Barbera, public information officer for Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, said the department "never forgets about its duty to preserve the public's trust".

Cooke admitted that he had a problem and later went into treatment before he was arrested. "This misconduct was reported, investigated and subsequently determined to be criminal in nature, resulting in the charges".

The conditions of his release include receiving substance abuse treatment, random drug tests at least once a week, and the surrender of his firearms to the sheriff's office.

"The video speaks for itself, and it highlights the epidemic we're dealing with", Kaplan said.



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