Tampa cop involved in MJ Schnitt's DUI case reassigned - WFLA News Channel 8

Tampa cop involved in MJ Schnitt's DUI case reassigned

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

The Tampa police officer who was involved in a DUI arrest of a lawyer Phil Campbell got temporarily reassigned Wednesday pending an FBI investigation, according to TPD officials.

Sgt. Ray Fernandez pulled Attorney Phil Campbell over last January and arrested him on suspicion of DUI.  On Monday, prosecutors dropped the DUI charge because they believe the lawyer was set up.

Related story: 01/24/2013 Schnitt's lawyer arrested on DUI charges in Tampa

The arrest happened while Campbell was representing DJ Todd "M-J" Schmitt in his defmation lawsuit against Bubba the Love Sponge.

Related story: 03/08/2013 Bubba, MJ attorneys back in court

Fernandez will stay with the unit but will not be on DUI patrol pending the outcome of the federal investigation, police officials said.

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