Security footage caught this crooked officer pilfering a dead man’s home.
A deputy in Florida was captured on security footage searching and pocketing items from a dead man’s home after the man was rushed to the hospital, where he died.
Family had called police to perform a welfare check on Moe Rosoff, an elderly man who lived alone and had weathered Hurricane Irma alone in his home. He was found with a head injury after falling during the storm when the power went out.
The deputy had reentered the home of the man using the garage entry code in the log that the family had provided to police. Motion activated cameras caught him searching medications and pocketing several items. The family also stated that he appears to have popped something in his mouth as he left the home.
The officer, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Cooke, immediately quit once the video came to light, and he has since been arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft with a firearm.
The department released a statement, saying: “The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office holds its employees to the highest standards and never forgets about its duty to preserve the public’s trust.” The office went on to say that “Unfortunately sometimes an employee makes a bad decision which leads to misconduct. D/S Cooke’s misconduct was reported to PBSO, we investigated and determined his actions were criminal in nature, resulting in the charges.”
The family is angry that it took the department 5 weeks to arrest him when they reported the incident and turned over the footage 8 days after it happened.