Edgewater citizens won't be allowed to speak until after Megan O'Keefe is sworn in for 4 more years on the dais despite not receiving a single vote in the 2018 elections

Photo for Headline Surfer / Edgewater Councilwoman Megan O'Keefe is shown with her cop-boyfriend Andrew Spurlock, who remains on patrol despite several ongoing internal affairs investigations. In the inset is Interim Police Chief Joe Mahoney who describes Spurlock as a 'good cop' despite the outstanding IA investigations, including a complaint he preyed on a woman while on duty who was in a minor car accident and later had sex with her.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

EDGEWATER, Fla --  Mayor Mike Ignasiak has informed Headline Surfer that Edgewater citizens will not be allowed to speak before Councilwoman Megan O'Keefe is sworn in at 6:30 tonight at City Hall despite an expected large turnout of residents who want her and Council members Gary Conroy and Amy Vogt recalled for the firing of City Manager Tracey Barlow.

The 11-year- manager was canned on Oct. 26 during a special meeting where such action wasn't on the agenda and citizens were not allowed to speak.

Likewise, at the next council meeting, some 300 residents were not told that Dave Arcieri, the director of public safety had been placed on administrative leave that.morning and forced out in a matter of days.

And Interim Police Chief Joe Mahoney has allowed O'Keefe's "boyfriend" cop Andrew Spurlock remain on duty despite several outstanding IA investigations, including a complaint of preying on a woman on duty and getting her to have sex with him.

Spurlock was confronted a week ago Saturday by O'Keefe's husband to stop going to her house on duty and that they were trying to work things out, which led Spurlock to run back to the EPD to alert his sergeant a domestic situation was heating up between the O'Keefe's. Four cops were dispatched, but there and there was not a domestic. It was back in September that Megan O'Keefe was arrested in a domestic violence charge in an alleged attack on her husband. The councilwoman spent two days in jail and the case was dropped by the state a few weeks later.

Spurlock was confronted a week ago Saturday by O'Keefe's husband to stop going to her house on duty and that they were trying to work things out, which led Spurlock to run back to the EPD to alert his sergeant a domestic situation was heating up between the O'Keefe's. Four cops were dispatched, but there and there was not a domestic. It was back in September that Megan O'Keefe was arrested in a domestic violence charge in an alleged attack on her husband. The councilwoman spent two days in jail and the case was dropped by the state a few weeks later.

And just three days after the false domestic claim by Spurlock, it was Megan O'Keefe's turn to get the EPD involved in her affairs when she filed a sworn complaint alleging Headline Surfer was harassing her by seeking comment on further allegations against Spurlock and her apparent back-and-forth situation in the preceding week between her boyfriend and her husband.

Headline Surfer is producing a multimedia video presentation that includes allegations by a woman that Spurlock used his badge and position as a cop to seek her out and then have sex with her. The video includes Spurlock on voicemail singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Litle Star" to her while on patrol before meeting her for sex at her place.

Headline Surfer also has Spurlock's numerous reprimands and his sudden resignation from Ormond Beach PD before was going to be terminated for destroying evidence in a criminal case and lying about it. Spurlock is being protected by Interim Police Chief Joe Mahoney who has made no secret of his desire to be named permanent police chief and sees O'Keefe, Conroy and Vogt as his ticket to top cop status.

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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 HeadlineSurfer.com 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.