Sunrise police officer, accused of child pornography, hid himself from reporters with mask and glasses while bonding out of jail

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – He left jail quickly and with a plan and a goal.

Carl Haller, a Sunrise police officer, left the Broward County Main Jail on Monday after posting bond on child pornography charges. He was wearing a hoodie, a mask, and glasses, and he tried to avoid questions from reporters.

“Carl, everyone knows exactly how you look. “Does this really need to be done?” Andrew Perez of Local 10 News asked Haller as he walked down the stairs.

A news release says that an internal affairs investigation of Haller started on January 30. This was after the Sunrise Police Department and the FBI used their resources to look at several devices from a forensic point of view.

In the news release, it said that Haller’s police-issued guns, badge, and ID were taken away because he had watched child pornography on his own electronic devices.

The 39-year-old is charged with sexual performance by a child, child pornography, intentional viewing of sexual performance by a child, and changing evidence.

Haller is on administrative leave without pay right now. He is a member of the agency’s SWAT team.

“Haller’s actions do not show the professionalism and character that are expected of the men and women of this agency,” Sunrise police said after he was arrested.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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