David Bellamy Blamed Rachel Hoffman for Her Death

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Published July 20th, 2022

David Bellamy has defended police officers and blamed victims in some of the most high-profile cases of police misconduct in Tallahassee history.


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David Bellamy defended the officers the police officers who were supposed to be protecting Rachel Hoffman. He wrote an op-ed in the Tallahassee Democrat which blamed Rachel Hoffman for her death. 

Four years after Rachel Hoffman's death, the City of Tallahassee apologized and settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $2.6 million dollars.


Clips used from Associated Press, Tallahassee Democrat archives