Friday, January 21, 2022
Through Alex Galbraith on Fri 21 Jan 2022 at 12:11 p.m.
Winter Park Police Chief Michael Deal was released on bail Thursday. The chief of the city’s police department spent a night in jail after being arrested for domestic violence.
The arrest stems from an incident at Deal’s home, where police report Deal was arguing with his wife and daughters. Deal’s wife told officers the argument was about “issues of infidelity and integrity in [their] marriage. Deal attempted to leave the room but was apparently embarrassed by family members. on her.”
Deal’s bail conditions do not allow him to possess firearms or contact the victim.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Deal will be allowed to go home once to get personal items and an RV he plans to stay in.
Winter Park has placed Deal on administrative leave while the case is pending.
Stay up to date with Central Florida news and views through our weekly newsletters and consider supporting this free publication. Our small but mighty team works tirelessly to bring you news from Central Florida, and every little bit counts.
Tags: Winter Park Police Department, Winter Park, Michael Deal, police, Image
We invite readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters must be at least 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the author’s full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Authors of letters selected for publication will be notified by e-mail. Letters can be changed and shortened for space.
Email us at [email protected].
Support local journalism.
Join Orlando Weekly press club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers have helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for their support.
Help us maintain this coverage in 2021. Whether it’s a one-time acknowledgment of this article or a pledge of continued membership, your support goes to the local reports of our small but mighty team.