A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy who was suspended with pay earlier this year for allegedly leaking video of a shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to TMZ was arrested Wednesday.
Michael Dingman, 47, turned himself in at his employer's headquarters Wednesday morning and was taken to the main jail, the Sun Sentinel first reported.
Dingman is accused of secretly recording security footage that shows a gunman firing at random Jan. 6 in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2. The suspected gunman has been identified as Esteban Santiago, 26, who remains behind bars.
Authorities said Dingman, who worked at the airport and was described as a high-ranking law enforcement officer with security clearance, used a cellphone to record off of a monitor, not realizing that part of his own reflection was captured on the footage that was likely sold to TMZ.
The images that authorities said showed Dingman's reflection were turned over to the FBI.
According to an arrest report, Dingman told a detective, "Do you guys think I made money on this thing? Because if so, I didn't. You can search my bank records if you'd like, but you aren't going to find anything."
Investigators found that Dingman had engaged in several phone calls with people from TMZ and had also contacted other media outlets, the arrest report said.
Dingman faces charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony, using a public record to commit a crime and violating public records law.
Dingman's status with BSO changed Tuesday to suspended without pay.
This BBSNews article originally appeared on News | WPLG.