Friday, June 14, 2024

Deputies arrest Off-Duty Clearwater Police Officer for domestic violence and an assault on deputies

Deputies from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrested an off-duty Clearwater Police Officer on multiple charges. The officer was identified as 42 year-old Jason Lambe.

According to a press release, on January 27, 2022 at approximately 2:00 a.m., deputies responded to a residence located in Dunedin, after being dispatched to a domestic incident in progress.

Once on-scene, deputies made contact with Lambe outside of the residence. Lambe was taken into custody after refusing verbal commands and resisting deputies.

Deputies then made contact with the 42 year-old female victim who reported to deputies she and Lambe were previously dating, but not in a current relationship.

According to deputies, the victim stated Lambe arrived at her residence uninvited on January 23, 2022, confiscated her cell phone and refused to allow her to leave the residence. For multiple days, Lambe refused to allow her to leave her residence, battered her, and threatened to kill her and then himself. The victim sustained multiple minor injuries, but did not require medical attention.

Lambe was arrested for Domestic Battery, False Imprisonment, Resisting an Officer Without Violence, and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Lambe was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

“Upon learning of the arrest, the department immediately initiated the process required to separate employment.  The employee will be placed on administrative leave without pay while the process to separate is underway.”
“We are deeply troubled to learn what the victim and her family experienced.   There is nothing that excuses that kind of behavior.  We hope Mr. Lambe gets the help that so many people have encouraged him to receive.”

Police Chief Dan Slaughter

Lambe has been with the agency since 2006.

Another off-duty Clearwater Police Officer was arrested in August 2021. More information on that arrest can be found at the following link. The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving according to court records.

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