A Seminole County Sheriff’s deputy resigned before being charged with battery after he allegedly punched a handcuffed suspect, officials said.

The deputy, Michael O’Connor, resigned March 24 after he was caught on video threatening to kill a domestic violence suspect and then punching him in the face while he was in the back of a police cruiser.

Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger called O’Connor’s actions “egregious.”

“This is not who we are,” Eslinger said.

The Jan. 12 incident in unincorporated Winter Springs was captured on dash cam video.

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