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Pinellas deputy arrested for domestic battery after temporarily handcuffing his girlfriend during an argument

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy, Jared Toro, was arrested for Domestic Battery and False Imprisonment.

On February 10, 2021 at approximately 10:15 p.m., sheriff’s office supervisors began an investigation into a domestic violence incident between Deputy Jared Toro and his girlfriend at a Palm Harbor home.

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During the investigation, detectives learned that late in the afternoon on February 10, 2021 Deputy Toro’s girlfriend confronted him about infidelity. An argument ensued while Toro was putting on his uniform and getting ready for work. The argument escalated into a physical altercation during which Toro committed domestic battery by grabbing his girlfriend by her neck and hair and holding her against a wall and handcuffing her behind her back.

The victim was forced to sit on the floor for several minutes and her movements were restrained by Toro’s application of handcuffs. Toro then removed the handcuffs and left the location.

Toro admitted handcuffing the victim against her will. Physical evidence, including scrapes and bruises to her arms, and witness statements corroborated the victim’s allegations.

Toro was arrested at approximately 3:30 a.m. on February 11, 2021 and charged with one count of Domestic Battery and one count of False Imprisonment and transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

Toro has been relieved of his position and authority as a deputy sheriff will be placed on administrative re-assignment in a non-sworn position pending the outcome of the criminal case and an internal investigation. Toro has been with the agency since 5/29/2018.

Toro was the same Pinellas Sheriff’s Office deputy that was previously suspended following a high speed crash that seriously injured a bicyclist. More information on that incident is located here. Pinellas Deputy suspended following high speed crash seriously injuring a bicyclist

If you are in need of emergency services or information about domestic violence, please contact the Florida Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-500-1119
Florida Relay 711
TDD Hotline: 1-800-621-4202


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