FORT MYERS — A Fort Myers police officer was terminated from his job after a woman reported him for harassment.

The woman, identified as a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office deputy, told the Fort Myers Police Department that Officer Brandon Winters had sex with her on “numerous occasions” while he was on-duty.

He then harassed her after she told him that she “no longer wanted a sexual relationship.”

The Fort Myers News-Press first reported this story earlier this month, citing internal affairs reports from Fort Myers Police Department.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on the story when reached by The Daily Sun.

Another Fort Myers police officer, Joshua Kuhl, was also fired at the same time as Winters, though information on his investigation was not available.

Another officer was fired earlier this following a four-year investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation alleged that he had “inappropriate sexual relationship with confidential informants … associating with felons … and interfering with an internal affairs investigation.”

“At the Fort Myers Police Department, we believe in policing ourselves in the same manner as we police our community,” read a news release from the police department at the time.


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