BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — An Internal Affairs investigation released Wednesday shows why Boynton Beach police Officer Mark Sohn was terminated.
Davis, 13, died after an attempted traffic stop by Sohn on the day after Christmas.
According to an Internal Affairs report obtained by WPTV on Wednesday, Sohn "demonstrated poor judgement when he decided to continue the pursuit in a manner not consistent with public safety."
In his statement to Internal Affairs, Sohn "contended that he never engaged in a vehicle pursuit" and was only "monitoring" Davis, despite accelerating to speeds between 79 and 85 mph in a 35-mph zone.
"These explanations are without merit and not supported by the evidence in this case," the report said.
The investigation found Sohn "attempted to conceal the existence of a vehicle pursuit from others."
In March, the Florida Highway Patrol found the officer did not act improperly during the attempted traffic stop.