Daytona PD's Internal Affairs

Daytona police chief promotes patrol supervisor who taunted female cop for more than a year

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Daytona Beach police Capt. Jim NewcombCapt. Jim Newcomb, shown here, is now the third ranking administrator in the Daytona Beach police force, despite a checkered past that includes verbal abuse.

DAYTONA BEACH -- For more than a year, Daytona Beach cop Kelly Fishpaugh endured taunting from then-Sgt. Jim Newcomb who continually asked her how her pregnancy was going despite the fact she wasn't pregnant. The taunting lasted more than a year.

Newcomb was also responsible for a lesbian cop being fired after she rejected overtures of another woman who made allegations that weren't substantiated. The cop, who had no disciplinary record until the bogus incident, finally got her job back two years later. Despite these and a host of other issues, Newcomb was promoted just a week ago Monday by Chief Mike Chitwood to the rank of captain and that has the police union up in arms.

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