Tampa Police Chief Mary O’Connor resigns amid investigation over flashing badge to get out of traffic violation

She was caught using her badge to get out of a Nov. 12 traffic stop.

By Colin Wolf, Ray Roa and Justin Garcia

Tampa’s Police Chief Mary O’Connor has resigned after less than a year on the job. O’Connor submitted her resignation less than a week after public records requests by Creative Loafing Tampa Bay unearthed body cam video showing her flashing her badge to get out of a traffic violation on a golf cart...

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