Article Courtesy of WFTV
Channel 9 Orlando
By Karla Ray
Published July 5, 2020
OSCEOLA COUNTY — A moment caught on camera between an Osceola County
commissioner and a Turnberry Reserve security guard led to the woman's arrest
and is now the subject of a lawsuit.
The suit filed claims injuries and emotional distress by the security guard,
Depena no longer works
for the Osceola County community after the HOA broke ties
with Management 35 Firm following months of reporting by
Though she did continue working for months after her arrest,
Depena claims in this lawsuit that she suffered physical
injuries and a loss of work following the incident.
The suit claims Hawkins “physically forced his way past
Depena by moving her aside with his body” and then “falsely
claimed that she touched or struck him without his consent.”
The suit goes on to claim that “despite knowing that Depena
had not committed a crime, deputy Marquith forcefully
grabbed and twisted her arm and pushed her out of the rented
room and through a dense crowd.”
The law firm representing Depena told Channel 9 they had no comment in
regards to the suit.