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Suspended Sunrise Police sergeant caught on camera grabbing officer by throat loses pay


A Sunrise Police sergeant who was suspended after he was caught on video grabbing a fellow female officer by the throat has lost his pay.

Sunrise Police Sgt. Christopher Pullease had been on paid suspension since January. Sunrise Police now say that his status has been changed to suspended without pay.

Body-worn camera video that first aired on 7 captured Pullease going after one of his own officers when she intervened during a heated arrest back in November.

The officers were attempting to arrest a man, they said, who attacked people outside a convenience store.

Pullease faces felony charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, as well as two misdemeanor assault charges. He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.