An Orlando police officer accused of grabbing a woman’s lactating breast while working off duty resigned today.
Loverde, 31, is accused of grabbing the new mother’s breast after he walked her to her car at Firestone Live, a concert venue on North Orange Avenue downtown. He is charged with battery, a first degree Misdemeanor and false imprisonment, a second degree Felony. He was suspended without pay from the department on Dec. 17.
Loverde is currently out on bond in the amount of $5,500 with the additional condition of having no contact with the alleged victim. Trial is currently scheduled for June 21, 2010.