Winter Park police chief released on bail

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Friday, January 21, 2022

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Through Alex Galbraith on Fri 21 Jan 2022 at 12:11 p.m.

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Winter Park Police Chief Michael Deal was released on bail Thursday. The chief of the city’s police department spent a night in jail after being arrested for domestic violence.

The arrest stems from an incident at Deal’s home, where police report Deal was arguing with his wife and daughters. Deal’s wife told officers the argument was about “issues of infidelity and integrity in [their] marriage. Deal attempted to leave the room but was apparently embarrassed by family members. on her.”

Deal’s bail conditions do not allow him to possess firearms or contact the victim.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Deal will be allowed to go home once to get personal items and an RV he plans to stay in.

Winter Park has placed Deal on administrative leave while the case is pending.


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