Lee County Sheriff’s deputy and teen who was elbowed had prior encounters

The arrest report for a teen who was elbowed in the face during detainment by a Lee County sheriff’s deputy was released Monday.

According to the report, accused Bienviedo Roman, 17, and Deputy Blake Grossi had several run-ins prior to the time of Bienviedo’s arrest Thursday.

According to the report, Bienviedo was arrested because of a probation violation.

According to the report, Bienviedo began to kick the car doors of the patrol car when he was placed inside, so a deputy used pepper spray to stop him.

Grossi remains on administrative leave.

According to the 2017 sheriff’s office handbook, if a deputy uses excessive force but no one is hurt, it’s still considered improper conduct. A deputy can use self-defense if someone is resisting arrest or to stop them from escaping arrest.

The incident is still under investigation.

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Reporter:Taylor Petras
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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