ANALYSIS: Sheriff Mike Chitwood's punishment of 4-wk suspension for deputy 's recklessness in 81/45 mph speeding/crash with injuries proof positive why elected office holder is nothing more than a loud-mouth politician

By HENRY FREDERICK Headline Surfer

EDGEWATER, Fla -- Who's the scumbag now Sheriff Mike Chitwood?

It's easy to understand now in his own speeding incident back in January why it took Chitwood 11 long hours of reflection to "insist" that the patrol sergeant who pulled him over meet up with him and give him a speeding ticket afterall.

It's rather obvious that the punisgment meted out agaist one of his own deputies announced days after the supension shows just how piss-poor of a law of a law enforcement leader Chitwood is and yet another glaring example as to why he's just another hak politician with a big mouth.

Chitwood's punishment of Deputy Cory Freeburn for his recklessness in responding to a non-emergency call in which his speed was 81 in a 45 mph zone that ended in an intersection crash that collected three cars and caused critical injries to two elderly persons? A 160-hour suspension without pay or four weeks, that started June 3 and ends June 30.

Here's a synopsis of what happened 8:42 p.m. Dec. 19, as described by Edgewater cops:

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.