Two deputies issued NTAs by FHP for traffic incident
Two Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies have been issued notices to appear in court on traffic related charges. Today, Florida Highway Patrol arrested Darnell Durham and Kyle Page, issuing them notices to appear in court. Durham is charged with reckless driving, criminal mischief and giving false information during a law enforcement investigation; Page is charged with reckless driving.
The charges stem from an incident described by FHP as “road rage” that took place February 19 on the 18 mile stretch in Miami-Dade County, while the two deputies were off duty.
The Florida Highway Patrol report on the incident is attached. Please refer to it for details. Any questions about the report and its contents should be directed to the Florida Highway Patrol.
“We are extremely disappointed that our officers would be involved in an incident like this,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “We are also conducting our own investigation into this incident. We feel strongly that officers who break the law should be held accountable for their actions,” he said.
“We also feel it is important to be open and honest with the public about incidents such as this one, which is why we are issuing this press release,” said Sheriff Ramsay. “As Sheriff, I will always strive to be transparent in my actions, and the actions and activities of this agency.”
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal review of the incident. The two officers have been told they are not allowed to carry a gun or their law enforcement credentials except while they are on duty for the duration of the investigation.
Durham has been with the Sheriff’s Office since August of 2005. Page has been with the Sheriff’s Office since January of 2007. Both men work as road patrol deputies for District 7 in the Upper Keys.