Florida ‘Hot Cop’ Resigns Amid Accusations of Anti-Semitism and Sex on Duty

Officer Michael Hamill of the Florida Gainesville Police Department, who became famous on social media this year along with several other members of the force known as the ‘hot cop’ during Hurricane Irma, has resigned before two internal affairs investigations.

The police officer was being investigated for posting anti-Semitic remarks on Facebook and for allegedly having sex while on duty, department spokesman Ben Tobias said in a statement obtained by the Gainesville Sun.

"Both allegations would have been sustained with a possible recommendation of up to termination," Tobias said.

The ‘hot cop,’ who joined the force in October 2016, resigned from the Gainesville Police Department on Dec. 6, the same date he was scheduled for an internal affairs interview. He was suspended on September 15 from the police department after two people filed complaints with the department about Hamill’s anti-Semitic remarks on social media, which he wrote before he was hired.

“Who knew that reading Jewish jokes before I go to bed would not only make me feel better about myself but also help me sleep better as well,” Hamill wrote in 2013. “Here is one for everybody, 'What’s the difference between boy scouts and jews?' Anybody know? Well it is because 'Boy scouts come back from their camps.'”

In a second Facebook post two years earlier, Hamill ranted about people who abuse government resources and said they should be dealt with “the Hitler way.”

“Stupid people annoy me. Put them in an oven and deal with them the Hitler way. Haha," he wrote.

The screenshots of the post were sent to the Gainesville Sun, which began the local investigation. Hamill’s Facebook account has since been deleted.

Tobias told the Gainesville Sun that there are plans to stop anti-Semitism in the Gainesville Police Department by having all new recruits visit the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg before they are sworn in.

Allegations also surfaced that Hamill engaged in sexual intercourse while he was on duty. A second report was filed from the department's internal affairs office and found four dates between February and April 2017 when Hamill visited a woman while on duty, the publication reported.

The woman claimed the two met when he drove her home as her Uber driver. It’s considered a violation of the Gainesville Police Department's general order to have employment outside of the line of duty.