Frontline: A Death in St. Augustine

Frontline: A Death in St. Augustine

Tuesday, August 26 at 10:00 p.m.

What happens when the police investigate one of their own?

On the night she broke up with her boyfriend, a Florida deputy sheriff, Michelle O’Connell was found dead from a gunshot in the mouth. Next to her was her boyfriend’s semi-automatic service pistol. The sheriff’s office called it suicide, but was it?

"Frontline" and The New York Times investigate this death of a young, single mother, and what can go wrong when the police are faced with domestic violence allegations within their own ranks.

Through the lens of this complex case,"Frontline" and The New York Times report on what law enforcement experts say is a vexing and under-reported national problem: officer-involved domestic violence.

Photo: Michelle O'Connell in 2011 with her daugher Alexis.