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2004: Kaitlyn Hunt’s Father ‘Pressured a Victim Not to File a Battery Charge’

Posted on | June 1, 2013 | 52 Comments

How did Steven R. Hunt Jr. become an ex-cop?

May 21, 2004 — WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. – A police officer involved in a nightclub quarrel resigned after an internal affairs review showed he pressured a victim not to file a battery charge, officials said Thursday.
Sgt. Steve Hunt, who joined the West Melbourne Police Department in 1996, resigned Tuesday after the internal investigation on official misconduct allegations was completed.
Reports show Hunt lied to his supervisors about contacting a man he had gotten into an argument with on Oct. 11 [2003].
The incident happened at the 702 Nightclub in downtown Melbourne, said Sgt. Sean Riordan, spokesman for the Melbourne Police Department.
“It was a disturbance where one person pushed another,” Riordan said. No arrests were made, but West Melbourne investigators found Hunt placed multiple calls to the other man and convinced him not to pursue a battery charge, reports show.

So in 2004, when Kaitlyn was 9, her father got fired as a cop after he “lied to his supervisors” about a “quarrel,” an “argument,” a “disturbance” — as the “incident” is variously described — that took place at a nightclub in Melbourne, and then “pressured a victim.”

And by 2012, he was arrested for fraud.

 

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