PPD clears itself

Press Release: The Internal Affairs unit of the Pensacola Police Department has concluded the investigation into two separate incidents which occurred on February 3rd, 2022.
The first was the serving of a high-risk search warrant at a home in the 2500 block of N. 7th Ave., in which the Pensacola Police SWAT team was utilized, and weapons were discharged by Cory Marioneaux and a member of the SWAT team.

The Internal Affairs investigation into PPD actions found that no violations of state statues or PPD policies occurred, and that the execution of the search warrant and the subsequent shot fired by a Pensacola Police officer after being fired upon were both within policy.

Approximately one hour later, two young children were with a PPD detective in the back seat of an unmarked police vehicle awaiting the arrival of a family member who could take custody of the children. The detective exited the back seat and closed the car door to assist a vehicle that was attempting to pass through the numerous vehicles at the scene. As he reopened the back door of the car to get back inside with the children, unknown to him, one of children had moved from the center of the backseat to the door. Unfortunately as a result, the child fell approximately 1 foot to the ground. Officers immediately called EMS who responded to the scene within moments and checked the child before he was released to a family member.

The investigation into this incident found that no violations of state statutes or PPD policies or procedures occurred, and that this incident was accidental.