The cop crime wave in America continues Bradenton police officer involved in shooting placed on administrative leave
By KATE IRBY
BRADENTON -- The police officer who shot a man who was trying to run her down with his car has been placed on administrative leave, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
Suspect Jarques Randall, 23, trespassed at Casa Mora Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, 1902 59th St. W., at about 3:10 p.m. Thursday and Sgt. Anthony Ramdath tried to arrest him. Randall ran from Ramdath and jumped in a car, according to police.
Officer Nasheka Craddock arrived on scene and commanded Randall to get out of the vehicle and he refused, hitting her as he pulled out of a parking space, according to reports. Craddock then fired multiple shots, which struck the suspect in his vehicle, but he continued driving.
Randall caused a string of crashes as he fled from police, driving south on 59th Street West and ending when his car was disabled by a final crash at the intersection of Cortez Road and 37th Street West. Bradenton police officers and Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies were then able to apprehend him.
Craddock was treated for injuries to her leg at Blake Medical Center and was released Thursday night. She was placed on administrative leave as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates the incident, which is department protocol when an officer is involved in a shooting.
Craddock has worked for Bradenton since December 2004. She was hired by the Bradenton Police Department in 2006.
In that time, she has been suspended 10 times for attendance-related issues, at-fault traffic crashes, unsatisfactory performance and one issue of unbecoming conduct in September 2010, when she was suspended for three weeks stemming from an arrest for domestic battery.
Craddock has never been disciplined for behavior involving weapons or excessive use of force, according to police records.