Cop who pulled gun at McDonald's had 'excellent' record

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Scott Buimi (Forsyth Co. Sheriff's Office)

DECATUR, Ga. -- A DeKalb County police officer arrested in Forsyth County last week had a nearly exemplary work record during most of his 27-year police career, according to his personnel file obtained through an Open Records Act request.

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Sgt. Scott Biumi "is an excellent CID supervisor" wrote Lt. J.M. Fagan in Biumi's May 2012 evaluation. The evaluation concluded that Biumi "far exceeds standards."

Biumi was arrested last week in Forsyth County and charged with felony aggravated assault. Investigators say surveillance video showed Biumi brandishing a pistol at a McDonald's patron parked at a window of a drive-thru. Investigators said Biumi was angry that the patron was taking an excessive amount of time at the window.

Biumi is now suspended with pay from DeKalb PD. The Peace Officers Standards and Training Council has suspended his police certification.

Biumi signed up for DeKalb's police academy in 1987. He's been with the department ever since. As of May 2012, he was a supervisor in the criminal investigations division.

In November 2007, then-chief Terrell Bolton commended him for "representing the DeKalb County Police Department in such a positive manner." Bolton wrote another letter commending Biumi in October 2008. "I continue to receive numerous positive comments and accolades on your behalf," Bolton wrote.

On June 20, 2006 Biumi wrote a two-line letter of resignation. Eight days later, a psychiatrist wrote that Biumi "is currently under my care. The medications that have been prescribed for Mr. Biumi do not impair his judgment and / or should not affect his ability to do his job." The same day, June 28, Biumi wrote a letter rescinding his resignation.

Biami's personnel file shows few blemishes. In 1989, he was suspended for one day for failing to show up for a court date. Twice, he was given "written counseling" for fender benders he had in police vehicles.

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