On September 16, 2019 off-duty deputy sheriff Todd Mohney and his wife Kristin Mohney met with Orlando Police Department at Blue Jacket Park in Orlando, Florida.
Jeremy Dewitte called 911 and accused Mohney of disrupting his funeral procession. He also stated the deputy sheriff hit him with his truck.
Both parties met with officers but no arrests were made between the two. Metro-State Special Services employees Steven Negron and Victor Lopez were detained and Randall Brocius was arrested and charged for openly carrying a weapon.
On September 24, 2019, Sergeant Keith Vidler made an unannounced visit to the office of Metro-State Special Services. Sergeant Vidler peered through the windows and took photographs of the building and vehicles.
After the incident at Blue Jacket Park, Jeremy Dewitte filed a complaint with Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Most complaints are filed with Professional Standards which is the equivalent of Internal Affairs for the sheriff’s office.
During the investigation Todd Mohney’s supervisor, Deputy First Class Waesco, concluded Todd Mohney was professional on September 16, 2019 and the complaint was dismissed before it reached Professional Standards.
On July 29, 2020 Jeremy Dewitte’s ex, Jennifer, requested Dewitte’s body camera video from the September 16, 2019 encounter with Todd Mohney. Orange County Sheriff’s Office stated they did not have any video footage of the incident.
“I spoke to Professional Standards and they didn’t know what the hell I was talking about because everything was closed down before it was given to them. Vidler and Ramsey took over the IA investigation. Waesco wasn’t even a real supervisor back then,” Jennifer said.
“I asked for the video and they said it didn’t exist. But then I received it from the State. It could have been an Orange County clerical error,” she laughed.
Jeremy Dewitte was arrested on October 30, 2019 for falsely impersonating a police officer. Assistant State Attorney Steven Casey Miller filed two more charges against Dewitte for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
During a jail call with Jeremy Dewitte on October 30, 2019 his wife, Rania Dewitte, stated Corporal John Ramsey had recently left their home after speaking to her for over two hours.
Rania Dewitte stated her phone chimed because it was linked to a program called Life360. Both Rania Dewitte and Jeremy Dewitte downloaded the program to use as a phone location tracker with GPS.
The program only works when a phone is powered on and being accessed.
Prior to arresting Jeremy Dewitte, Corporal John Ramsey interrogated Dewitte and confiscated his cell phones. He had not secured a search warrant for the phones on October 30, 2019.
Rania Dewitte told her husband that his phone was headed in the direction of his new office and the phone was activated and in use. The phone remained at the new office location for over 30 minutes according to Rania Dewitte.
The following day, October 31, 2019, Corporal John Ramsey obtained a search warrant.
In the video below the brief encounter between Todd Mohney and Jeremy Dewitte is captured. It is a video of a video which is how it was received from Orange County Sheriff’s Office to the State Attorney’s Office to the public.
The video shows clips of the meeting between Todd Mohney, Jeremy Dewitte and his employees, Orlando Police Department and Sergeant Keith Vidler.
There is also a jail call between Jeremy Dewitte and his wife Rania Dewitte as they discuss Corporal John Ramsey and the activated phone.