According to an article published by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, State Trooper Scott Kunstmann has surrendered to the Sarasota County Sheriff’ after being fired from his job and charged with perjury.
The perjury charges stem from an incident in which Kunstmann arrested a motorist for DUI. According to the article, Sarasota attorney Andrea Mogensen, claims that Kunstmann’s sworn testimony was contradicted by public records, including the video linked above. In the interest of full-disclosure, Mogensen is representing me in an appeal before the 2nd DCA.
Once those alleged discrepancies came to light, the State Attorney dropped charges against one of Mogensen’s clients who was falsely charged by Kuntsmann. Once again, the value of public records access is evident.