On October 19, 2019 Sergeant Keith Vidler of Orange County Sheriff’s Office prepared an affidavit about his encounter with Metro-State Special Services on October 12, 2019.
In the affidavit Sergeant Vidler claimed Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius committed the crime of falsely impersonating a police officer.
Vidler stated he responded to the area of Dr. Phillips Boulevard and Wallace Road in Orlando, Florida in reference to a funeral escort conducted by Metro-State Special Services.
The funeral procession was scheduled to leave Ebon Temple Inc. at 7001 Wallace Road and arrive at Dr. Phillips Cemetery at 5398 South Apopka-Vineland Road.
Sergeant Vidler said he witnessed Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius riding motorcycles and wearing uniforms which resembled law enforcement. In his statement Vidler also said Dewitte and Brocius “activated amber and blueish/purple flashing strobe lights.” He noted Steven Negron, was present in a black and white Dodge Charger with the same flashing strobe lights.
According to his affidavit Vidler witnessed Jeremy Dewitte entering the intersection and blowing his horn with his lights activated while acting as a traffic control device.
Keith Vidler claimed Jeremy Dewitte was holding the eastbound traffic that had a green light to proceed. He stated a black vehicle pulled up next to the driver’s door of a blue vehicle traveling east. The black vehicle entered the northbound turn lane. The blue vehicle failed to enter the intersection because of Dewitte’s actions according to Sergeant Keith Vidler.
Randall Brocius allegedly entered the intersection of South Apopka-Vineland Road and Wallace Road as he began blowing his horn with his lights activated. Brocius blocked northbound traffic while he waited for Steven Negron who was in a black and white Dodge Charger. Sergeant Vidler stated he observed Randall Brocius traveling northbound on South Apopka-Vineland Road performing the same actions at the next intersection.
Vidler claimed Randall Brocius blocked all southbound traffic prior to the funeral procession at the Dr. Phillips Cemetery.
Former Metro-State Special Services employee and witness for the State, Steven Negron, stated he was a part of the funeral escort that day and he was driving the black and white Dodge Charger. Negron confirmed it was Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius on the motorcycles on October 12, 2019.
According to a source Steven Negron accepted a new job position at PCI Security with the assistance of Sergeant Keith Vidler.
On February 12, 2020 arrest warrants were issued for Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius for falsely impersonating police officers.
On July 8, 2020 Assistant State Attorney Steven Casey Miller filed a notice of supplemental discovery in Randall Brocius’ felony case. The discovery was video footage taken from Sergeant Keith Vidler’s body camera on October 12, 2019.
In his affidavit Sergeant Vidler claimed he responded to the Dr. Phillips area in reference to Metro-State Special Services, however it is unclear which call for service he was responding to. In the video below it appears Sergeant Vidler is standing behind bushes, speaking to someone and watching Jeremy Dewitte, Randall Brocius and Steven Negron perform a funeral procession while his body camera is recording.
Jeremy Dewitte’s next court date is September 1, 2020 for a pre-trial conference and his trial date is set for September 14, 2020. Randall Brocius has a pre-trial conference set for September 1, 2020. All court proceedings will be held in front of Judge Renee Roche.