Former Law Enforcement Officer Pleads No Contest, Relinquishes Certification

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) today announces that former Flagler Beach Police Department Lieutenant Robert Milstead, 55, pled no contest to charges of abuse of a disabled adult. 

“We are committed to investigating abuse allegations,” said FDLE Special Agent in Charge Dominick Pape. “Our office will continue to devote resources to bring those who victimize others to justice.”

The FDLE investigation began February 2010 when agents received allegations of official misconduct and excessive use of force by Milstead.   The investigation resulted in the June 14 arrest of Milstead.

Milstead pled no contest to abuse of a disabled adult, a third-degree felony. He was sentenced yesterday to six months of community control and three years of felony probation.   As part of the plea agreement, Milstead was required to relinquish his law enforcement certification. The case was prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit.

For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith, Keith Kameg or Mike Morrison
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001