LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Lee County Sheriff’s Office communications dispatcher is suspended for two days and taking six months of disciplinary probation after making a personal call on a recorded line.
In the phone call, Amanda Kinzler tells a man to get rid of evidence.
The report comes from August 18 when the Fort Myers Police Department was on scene for a call on Mohawk Avenue and Apache Street. That’s when Kinzler called a man, telling him to “get rid of it.” She claims she didn’t know “it” was marijuana.
Kinzler’s coworkers overheard the conversation and reported it to her supervisors. When they discussed the call with her, the supervisors also found a text on her personal phone that read, “You need to call me now, ASAP, now…or I’m getting a felony.”
Kinzler later admitted that telling the man to get rid of potential evidence was a “major lapse of judgment.”
Her two days of suspension are October 2 and 3.